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Brand name: Definity TM

Active ingredients: perflutren

What it is used for

This medicinal product is for diagnostic use only. DEFINITY is indicated for use in patients in contrast-enhanced diagnostic ultrasound imaging to improve the characterization of focal lesions of the liver and kidney. DEFINITY is indicated for use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to provide opacification of cardiac chambers, improvement of left ventricular endocardial border delineation and assessment of regional wall at both rest and stress.

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 at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

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

A clear, colourless, sterile, nonpyrogenic, hypertonic liquid, which upon activation with the aid of a VialmixTM, provides a homogeneous, opaque, milky white injectable suspension of perflutren lipid microspheres.

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 perflutren

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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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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