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Vasovist Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
- What are the possible side effects of gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
- What is the most important information I should know about gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
- How is gadofosveset trisodium given (Vasovist)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vasovist)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vasovist)?
- What should I avoid after receiving gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
- What other drugs will affect gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vasovist)?
Since gadofosveset trisodium is used only during your MRA, you will not be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Vasovist)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid after receiving gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist)?
This medication can harm the kidneys in certain people, and this effect may be increased if you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can harm your kidneys. You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used any of these medications, such as:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- IV antibiotics such as amphotericin B (Amphotec, AmBisome, Abelcet), amikacin (Amikin), bacitracin (Baci IM), capreomycin (Capastat), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), streptomycin, or vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
- antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), foscarnet (Foscavir), ganciclovir (Cytovene), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or valganciclovir (Valcyte); or
- cancer medicine such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid).
There may be other drugs that can affect gadofosveset trisodium. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about gadofosveset trisodium.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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