ioflupane I-123 (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (DaTscan)?
Since ioflupane I-123 is used only given once before your radiologic test, you will not be on a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor if for some reason you will not be able to complete your radiologic test within 3 to 6 hours after you receive your injection.
What happens if I overdose (DaTscan)?
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 ioflupane I-123 (DaTscan)?
Do not allow yourself to become dehydrated during the first few days after receiving ioflupane I-123. Call your doctor if you have any vomiting or diarrhea during this time. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink.
What other drugs will affect ioflupane I-123 (DaTscan)?
You may need to stop using certain drugs for a short time before you receive ioflupane I-123. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- benztropine (Cogentin);
- buspirone (BuSpar);
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar);
- an antidepressant such as amoxapine (Asendin), bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), sertraline (Zoloft), citalopram (Celexa), or paroxetine (Paxil);
- decongestant cold medicines, diet pills, and other stimulants;
- medication to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, and others; or
- street drugs, especially cocaine, ecstasy, or methamphetamine.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ioflupane I-123. 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 ioflupane I-123.
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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