Pulmotech MAA

Last updated on RxList: 4/1/2020
Pulmotech MAA Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Pulmotech MAA?

Pulmotech MAA (kit for the preparation of technetium Tc 99m albumin aggregated injection) is a radioactive diagnostic agent indicated for lung scintigraphy as an adjunct in the evaluation of pulmonary perfusion in adults and pediatric patients and for scintigraphy of peritoneovenous shunt as an aid in the evaluation of its patency in adults.

What Are Side Effects of Pulmotech MAA?

Common side effects of Pulmotech MAA include:

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Dosage for Pulmotech MAA

For lung scintigraphy in adults, the recommended dose is of Pulmotech MAA 37 MBq to 148 MBq (1 mCi to 4 mCi) and 200,000 particles to 700,000 particles administered intravenously. For scintigraphy of peritoneovenous shunts in adults, the recommended dose of Pulmotech MAA is 37 MBq to 111 MBq (1 mCi to 3 mCi) and 200,000 particles to 700,000 particles administered intraperitoneally.

For lung scintigraphy in pediatric patients, the recommended dose of Pulmotech MAA is 0.925 MBq/kg to 1.85 MBq/kg (0.025 mCi/kg to 0.05 mCi/kg) of body weight and 50,000 particles to 700,000 particles administered intravenously. In newborns, the recommended dose of Pulmotech MAA is 7.4 MBqto18.5 MBq (0.2mCi to 0.5mCi) and 10,000 particles to 50,000 particles administered intravenously.

Pulmotech MAA in Children

Pulmotech MAA is indicated for lung scintigraphy as an adjunct in the evaluation of pulmonary perfusion in pediatric patients. The safety profile of Pulmotech MAA is similar to the one in adults.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Pulmotech MAA?

Pulmotech MAA may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Pulmotech MAA During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Pulmotech MAA; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Pulmotech MAA passes into breast milk. Temporarily discontinue breastfeeding and discard breast milk for 13 hours after administration of Pulmotech MAA.

Additional Information

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Pulmotech MAA; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Pulmotech MAA passes into breast milk. Temporarily discontinue breastfeeding and discard breast milk for 13 hours after administration of Pulmotech MAA.

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.

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SIDE EFFECTS

Deaths occurring after the administration of aggregated albumin to patients with severe pulmonary hypertension and serious hypersensitivity reactions to preparations of Technetium Tc 99m Albumin Aggregated Injection have been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pulmotech MAA (Kit for Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Albumin Injection)

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