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Brand name: Magnevist TM

Active ingredients: gadopentetic acid

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 30 AUG 1996: Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) dimeglumine gadopentetate provides contrast enhancement; in intracranial and spinal lesions in adults and children, including neonates and infants, with an abnormal blood-brain barrier, or abnormal vascularity; in whole body imaging in adult patients , including the neck region, the thoracic and abdominal space, the female breast, the pelvis and the musculoskeletal system. NOTE: reliable enhancement is not provided in imaging the pancreas and the male reproductive organs (prostate, testis and penis).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Colourless to slightly yellow clear solution.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient gadopentetic acid

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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