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AdreView

Generic Name: Iobenguane I-123 [EYE-oh-BEN-gwayne]                                                                        Drug Class: Diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals

What is AdreView?

AdreView belongs to a group of drugs called diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals. It is an iobenguane-I-123 radioactive drug that allows images of certain organs within your body to be viewed using a gamma camera.AdreView is used to identify certain types of tumors.

AdreView is also utilized by those suffering from chronic heart disease to determine the role of the nerves that regulate that heart muscle. Iobenguane I-123 can detect damage to nerves to determine the risk of dying due to heart failure.

Warnings

It is not recommended to take AdreView if your body is allergic to iobenguane.Discuss with your physician if you have ever experienced any kind of reaction to a contrast agent or potassium.Before receiving treatment with AdreView, inform your doctor if you have a thyroid or kidney disorder, if you're dehydrated or cannot flush, or if you are sensitive to iodine.

Inform your doctor of the other medications you're taking, particularly cold medicine, antidepressants, blood pressure medication, or ADHD medication. It may be necessary to stop taking certain medications for a brief period of time prior to the time you are given AdreView.

Drink plenty of fluids prior to when you get AdreView and for at least 48 hours following the test. Follow the directions of your doctor regarding the types and quantities of fluids you need to consume before and after the test. Iobenguane I-123 is radioactive and can have dangerous consequences for your bladder if not eliminated properly from your body via the process of urination. Don't allow yourself to be dehydrated for the initial few days following receiving AdreView. Consult your physician if you notice any diarrhea or vomiting during this period. Follow your doctor's advice on the type and quantity of fluids that you should consume.

Before You Take This Drug

It is not recommended to treat with AdreView in the event that you are allergic to iobenguane.

To ensure that AdreView is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you've ever been:

  • Kidney disease;

  • A thyroid disorder

  • Parkinson's disease or another neurologic disorder

  • High blood pressure

  • If you're dehydrated or are unable to urinate,

  • If you're allergic to iodine.

Seniors may require kidney function tests prior to receiving AdreView. Your kidney function could require monitoring after receiving this medication.

It is unclear if AdreView can harm an unborn baby. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. There is a risk of exposure of the fetus to radiation when using iobenguane I123.

It isn't known if the iobenguane I-123 is absorbed into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. It is not recommended to feed your baby for at least six days after receiving AdreView. If you are using a pump for breast milk at this point, you should throw away the milk you collect. Don't give it to your baby.

How to Take AdreView?

The AdreView injection is made into veins via an IV. It is administered in a hospital or clinic. It's usually administered around 24 hours prior to the radiologic test.Minimum 1 hour before you receive treatment with AdreView You may receive a drink containing medication to shield your thyroid from the harmful radioactive effects caused by iobenguane.

Drink more fluids prior to the time you are given AdreView and at least for 48 hours following the test. Follow the instructions of your physician regarding the types and quantities of fluids to consume before and after the test. Iobenguane I-123 is a radioactive substance and can have harmful effects on the bladder if not eliminated properly from your body via urine.You should expect to urinate frequently within the first two weeks following the test. You'll know you're getting enough fluid when you're frequently urinating during this period. Regularly urinating will help get rid of the radioactive iodine.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Because AdreView is only administered once prior to the radiologic exam, you will not be following a dosing schedule.

Consult your doctor if you are unsure why you might not be able to complete your radiologic test within the 24 hours following the time you received the injection.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Because this medication is administered by a medical specialist in a medical setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur.

What Should Be Avoided?

Don't allow yourself to be dehydrated for those first few days following receiving AdreView. Consult your physician if you are experiencing diarrhea or vomiting during this period. Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the kinds and amounts of fluids you need to drink.

Side Effects Of AdreView

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction to AdreView, These include difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Common AdreView side effects could include:

  • Dizziness;

  • Rash, itching;

  • Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly sensation);

  • Headaches migraine

  • The veins around your IV needle.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be experienced. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction With Other Drugs

Certain medications can affect the image quality generated by AdreView. Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you are currently taking as well as any that you have stopped taking, particularly:

  • An antidepressant, such as bupropion, amitriptyline, desipramine, fluoxetine, imipramine, paroxetine, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, and many more;

  • medications for blood pressure

  • Cough, cold, or medicine that contains the ingredient of a decongestant (phenylephrine, also known as pseudoephedrine).

This list isn't complete. Other medications may be incompatible with Iobenguane I-123, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, such as vitamins and herbal products. The interactions of all potential types are mentioned in this medication guide.

 

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