"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first nucleic acid-based test of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that can simultaneously detect 14 pathogens responsible for central nervous system (CNS) infections.
Instruct patients receiving ULTRAVIST Injection to inform their physician or healthcare provider of the following:
- If they are pregnant [see Use in Specific Populations]
- If they are diabetic or if they have multiple myeloma, pheochromocytoma, sickle cell disease or thyroid disorder [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- If they are allergic to any drugs or food, or if they have immune, autoimmune or immune deficiency disorders. Also, if they have had any reaction to previous injections of dyes used for x-ray procedures [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- All medications they are currently taking, including non-prescription (over-the-counter) drugs.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/24/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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