Vasovist

Generic Name: Gadofosveset trisodium

Vasovist is used as a treatment in heart problems which indicated for use as a contrast agent in magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to evaluate aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) in adults with known or suspected peripheral vascular disease. This medicine has the active ingredient of (gadofosveset trisodium) Injection is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, formulation of a stable gadolinium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (GdDTPA) chelate derivative with a diphenylcyclohexylphosphate groups. It has the generic name of Gadofosveset trisodium is a contrast agent that produces magnetic effects. It is used in combination with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to allow blood vessels, organs, and other non-bony tissues to be seen more clearly on the MRA.

How to Use Vasovist Injection

  • Vasovist is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. Normally the patients receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting during the MRA.
  • Your doctor or other healthcare provider may want to watch you for a short time after your tests are over. This is to make sure you do not have any unwanted side effects or delayed reactions.

Cautions before Use Vasovist Injection

  • People who are suffering from any pains such as muscle weakness, pain or stiffness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet, deep bone pain in the ribs or your hips are advised to not to take this medication.
  • Patients who have a medical history of kidney diseases or having any symptoms like yellow patches on the whites of your eyes, or are on dialysis cannot take this medicine.
  • Patients suffering from a personal or family history of "Long QT Syndrome" are restricted from using Vasovist.
  • Patients suffering from liver problems cannot take this medicine.
  • This medicine could be harmful if taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding phas e as it may cause harm to the child.

Vasovist Injection Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Vasovist are as follows:

  • urinating more or less than usual, or not at all
  • feeling light-headed, fainting
  • skin changes where the injection was given
  • fast, uneven heart rate
  • mild itching
  • headache, dizziness
  • nausea, unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • warmth, redness, burning, or tingly feeling under your skin
  • cold feeling, warmth, pain, bruising, or burning where the injection was given
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet

Vasovist Injection Interactions and Overdose

Vasovist may interact with labetalol, metropolol, betaxon,betimol, and also with other vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs available with prescription and without prescription.

In case of any over dosage people should seek immediate medical support.

 

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