Megatope

Last updated on RxList: 5/28/2020
Megatope Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Megatope?

Megatope (iodinated i-131 albumin injection, solution) is a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical indicated for use in determinations of total blood and plasma volumes, cardiac output, cardiac and pulmonary blood volumes and circulation times, and in protein turnover studies, heart and great vessel delineation, localization of the placenta, and localization of cerebral neoplasms.

What Are Side Effects of Megatope?

Side effects of Megatope include:

  • allergic reactions

Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after receiving Megatope.

Dosage for Megatope

Dosage of Megatope may range from 5 to 50 microcuries.

Megatope In Children

Safety and effectiveness of Megatope in the pediatric population has not been established.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Megatope?

Megatope may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Megatope During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Megatope; it is unknown if it would harm a fetus. Ideally, examinations using radiopharmaceuticals, especially those that are elective in nature, of a woman of childbearing capability should be performed during the first few (approximately 10) days following the onset of menses. Megatope passes into breast milk. Formula feedings should be substituted for breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Megatope (iodinated i-131 albumin injection, solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

QUESTION

About how much does an adult human brain weigh? See Answer
Megatope Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Although the immunological properties of albumin human are believed to be virtually unaltered by the iodination process, there is a theoretical possibility that allergic reactions may occur in patients receiving additional doses a number of weeks after an initial dose.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Megatope (Iodinated I-131 Albumin Injection, Solution)

SLIDESHOW

Digestive Disorders: Common Misconceptions See Slideshow

© Megatope Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Megatope Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors