chromic phosphate p 32 (Injection route)

KROME-ik FOS-fate P 32

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Phosphocol P-32

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Suspension

Therapeutic Class: Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging

Uses For chromic phosphate p 32

Chromic phosphate P 32 is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are agents used to diagnose certain medical problems or treat certain diseases.

Chromic phosphate P 32 is used to treat cancer or related problems. It is put by catheter into the pleura (sac that contains the lungs) or into the peritoneum (sac that contains the liver, stomach, and intestines) to treat the leaking of fluid inside these areas that is caused by cancer. It may also be given by injection to treat cancer in certain organs such as the ovaries and prostate.

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Chromic phosphate P 32 is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.

Before Using chromic phosphate p 32

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For chromic phosphate p 32, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to chromic phosphate p 32 or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

There is no specific information comparing use of chromic phosphate P 32 in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of chromic phosphate P 32 in the elderly with use in other age groups, chromic phosphate p 32 is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Proper Use of chromic phosphate p 32

Dosing

The dose of chromic phosphate p 32 will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of chromic phosphate p 32. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

chromic phosphate p 32 Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common or rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
  • chest pain
  • chills and/or fever
  • dry cough
  • nausea and vomiting (severe)
  • sore throat and fever
  • troubled breathing
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • diarrhea
  • feeling of discomfort
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • weakness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

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