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Side Effects


Undesirable Effects

Most of the adverse reactions reported were transient and of mild intensity. Those most commonly reported were: feeling of warmth/flushing, headache and nausea. In clinical trials with Teslascan (mangafodipir) , adverse reactions have been reported with the following frequencies given in the table below (very common ≥ 1/10; common ( ≥ 1/100 to < 1/10); uncommon ( ≥ 1/1,000 to < 1/100); rare ( ≥ 1/10,000 to < 1/1,000); very rare < 1/10,000, not known (cannot be estimated from the available data). Within each frequency grouping, undesirable effects are presented in order of decreasing seriousness.

System Organ Class Adverse Reactions Frequency
Immune system disorders Hypersensitivity reactions (such as skin reactions, rhinitis, pharyngitis)
Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions
Not known
Nervous system disorders Headache
Dizziness, paraesthesia, transient perverted sensation of taste
Eye disorders Visual disturbance Very rare
Cardiac disorders Palpitation Uncommon
Vascular disorders Hypertension Rare
Gastrointestinal disorders Nausea
Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting
Very rare
General disorders and administration site conditions Flushing, feeling hot
Fever, injection site pain
Chest pain
Very rare

Mangafodipir can cause transient increases of bilirubin and liver transaminases and transient decreases in plasma zinc.

The frequency of mild and moderate, non-serious adverse reactions, mainly transient warmth and flushing, is likely to increase when TESLASCAN (mangafodipir) is administered at the faster rate advised (4–6 ml/min).

Read the Teslascan (mangafodipir) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

No interaction studies have been performed.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/3/2009

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