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Generic name: gadofosveset trisodium [GAD-oh-FOS-ve-set-trye-SOE-dee-um]

Drug class: magnetic resonance imaging contrast media

What is Vasovist?

Vasovist is an agent for contrast. Gadofosveset trisodium creates magnetic effects. It's used in conjunction with a magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) to permit organs, blood vessels, and other non-bony tissues to be observed more clearly in the MRA.

Vasovist helps detect certain conditions of the blood vessels and heart.Vasovist is also employed for purposes that are not covered in this guide.


Vasovist may cause a life-threatening problem in those suffering from an advanced form of kidney disease. The signs of this condition are:

  • Inflammation, burning, itching, and tightening or hardening of your skin
  • Muscles weak;
  • Stiffness or pain in your hands, feet, legs, or arms;
  • Your ribs or hips could be experiencing deep bone pain;
  • Yellow spots on your eyes.
  • Skin discoloration or redness.

Before you receive Vasovist, inform your doctor whether you suffer from kidney disease. It is possible that you will not be able to take this drug.

Inform your physician if you suffer from a heart rhythm problem or a family background of "Long QT Syndrome," asthma, or allergic reactions, as well as if you are taking dialysis.

Your physician or another healthcare professional might monitor you for a short period of time after your test is completed. This is to ensure that you do not suffer from any adverse or negative side effects or delayed reactions to Vasovist.

Before you take this drug

Vasovist is a potentially life-threatening problem for patients with advanced kidney disease going through an MRI. The symptoms of this disease are:

  • Inflammation, itching, burning, and hardening of your skin
  • Muscles weak;
  • Stiffness or pain in your hands, arms, legs, or feet;
  • Painful bone pain that is deep in your ribs or hips;
  • Yellow spots appear on the whites of your eyes.
  • Skin: the skin is red or swollen.

Before taking Vasovist, consult your physician to see if you suffer from kidney disease. You might not be able to undergo an MRI with this medicine.

Before taking Vasovist, inform your doctor whether you've ever experienced any reaction at all to a different contrast agent or if you are suffering from:

  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • An individual or family background that reveals "Long QT Syndrome";
  • Liver disease;
  • Some form of asthma or hay fever, or a family history of food or drug allergies;
  • If you are taking dialysis,

If you suffer from any such conditions, you might not be eligible for Vasovist, require a dose adjustment, or have other tests performed during treatment.

FDA classification of pregnancy C It's not clear whether Vasovist can harm unborn babies. Before you take Vasovist, inform your doctor whether you are expecting or planning to be pregnant while receiving treatment. It is unclear if gadofosveset trisodium gets into breast milk or if it can harm a nursing infant. Don't take this medication without letting your doctor know whether you are breastfeeding your baby.

How to take a Vasovist?

Vasovist can be administered by injection via an injection needle that is placed in the vein. The injection will be administered in a hospital or clinic location during your MRA.

Your doctor or health professional may decide to observe your condition for a short period after the test has been completed. This is to ensure that you don't suffer from any adverse or negative side effects or delayed reactions.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Vasovist is only administered in conjunction with your MRA and not during your MRA, you won't be able to follow a prescribed dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Contact emergency medical assistance. If you suspect you've taken too much of this medication, The symptoms of an overdose aren't recognised.

What should be avoided?

Follow the doctor's advice regarding restrictions on drinks, food, or activities following the administration of Vasovist.

Side effects of Vasovist

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit any of the following signs or warnings of an allergic reaction: Vasovist symptoms such as hives; trouble breathing; and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue Contact your doctor immediately when you notice any of these serious side effects.

  • Urinating more or less frequently than normal, or none at all
  • Fainting, feeling lightheaded;
  • Skin changes after the injection was administered;
  • Fast, uneven heart rate.

Less significant Vasovist adverse effects could include:

  • Mild itching;
  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Nausea, or an unusual or unfavorable smell in your mouth.
  • Heat sensation, burning, redness, or tingling feeling beneath your skin
  • A cold, warmth, or pain, swelling, or burning wherever the injection was administered or
  • Tingling or numbness in your feet or hands

This list does not constitute a comprehensive overview of possible side effects and other may occur; please consult with your physician to obtain expert medical advice regarding them. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

There could be other medications that interact with Vasovist. Inform your doctor about every prescription and non-prescription drug you are taking. This includes minerals, vitamins, or herbal supplements, as well as medicines prescribed by other doctors. Don't begin using any new medication without first talking to your physician.