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Patients scheduled to receive MAGNEVIST Injection should be instructed to inform their physician if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of renal insufficiency, asthma or allergic respiratory disorders. Additionally instruct patients to inform their physician if they:
GBCAs increase the risk of NSF among patients with impaired elimination of drugs. To counsel patients at risk of NSF:
- Describe the clinical manifestation of NSF
- Describe procedures to screen for the detection of renal impairment
Instruct the patients to contact their physician if they develop signs or symptoms of NSF following MAGNEVIST administration, such as burning, itching, swelling, scaling, hardening and tightening of the skin; red or dark patches on the skin; stiffness in joints with trouble moving, bending or straightening the arms, hands, legs or feet; pain in the hip bones or ribs; or muscle weakness.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/11/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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