Methylxanthine Consumption

Patients should be instructed to avoid consumption of any products containing methylxanthines, including caffeinated coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages, caffeine-containing drug products, and theophylline for at least 12 hours before a scheduled radionuclide MPI.

Common Reactions

Prior to Lexiscan administration, patients should be informed of the most common reactions (such as shortness of breath, headache and flushing) that have been reported in association with Lexiscan during MPI.

Patients With COPD Or Asthma

Patients with COPD or asthma should be informed to discuss their respiratory history and administration of pre-and post-study bronchodilator therapy with their clinician before scheduling an MPI study with Lexiscan.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/21/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.


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