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What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving gadoxetate (Eovist)?
Gadoxetate can cause a life-threatening condition in people with advanced kidney disease. The symptoms of this condition include:
Before receiving this medication, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or if you are on dialysis. You may not be able to receive an MRI with gadoxetate.
To make sure you can safely receive this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether gadoxetate is harmful to an unborn baby. Before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether gadoxetate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not receive this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is gadoxetate given (Eovist)?
Gadoxetate is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting during your MRI.
Your doctor or other healthcare provider may want to watch you for a short time after your test is over. This is to make sure you do not have any unwanted side effects or delayed reactions.
Tell your caregivers if you feel any burning, pain, or swelling around the IV needle when the medicine is injected.
Gadoxetate can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests for at least 24 hours after your MRI. Tell any doctor who treats you that you have received gadoxetate
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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