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Patients scheduled to receive ProHance should be instructed to inform their physician if the patient;
- is pregnant or breast feeding
- has anemia or diseases that affect the red blood cells
- has a history of renal or hepatic disease, seizure, hemoglobinopathies, asthma or allergic respiratory diseases
- has recently received a GBCA.
GBCAs increase the risk for NSF among patients with impaired elimination of the drugs. To counsel patients at risk for NSF:
- Describe the clinical manifestations 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 ProHance 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: 7/13/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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