Magnevist Dosage

Generic name: gadopentetate dimeglumine
Dosage form: injection

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Magnevist safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Magnevist.

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The recommended dosage of MAGNEVIST Injection is 0.2 mL/kg (0.1 mmol/kg) administered intravenously, at a rate not to exceed 10 mL per 15 seconds. Dosing for patients in excess of 286 lbs has not been studied systematically.

DOSE AND DURATION OF MAGNEVIST INJECTION BY BODY WEIGHT
*
Rate of Injection: 10 mL/15 sec

BODY WEIGHT

Total Volume, mL *

 

lb

kg

22

10

2

44

20

4

66

30

6

88

40

8

110

50

10

132

60

12

154

70

14

176

80

16

198

90

18

220

100

20

242

110

22

264

120

24

286

130

26

Drug Handling:

To ensure complete injection of the contrast medium, the injection should be followed by a 5-mL normal saline flush. The imaging procedure should be completed within 1 hour of injection of MAGNEVIST Injection.

As with other gadolinium contrast agents, MAGNEVIST Injection has not been established for use in magnetic resonance angiography.

Parenteral products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. Do not use the solution if it is discolored or particulate matter is present.

Pharmacy Bulk Package Preparation:  NOT FOR DIRECT INFUSION 

The Pharmacy Bulk Package is used as a multiple dose container with an appropriate transfer device for filling empty sterile syringes.

a) The transfer of MAGNEVIST Injection from the Pharmacy Bulk Package must be performed in an aseptic work area, such as a laminar flow hood, using aseptic technique.

b) Once the Pharmacy Bulk Package is punctured, it should not be removed from the aseptic work area during the entire 24 hour period of use.

c) The contents of the Pharmacy Bulk Package after initial puncture should be used within 24 hours.

d) Any unused MAGNEVIST Injection must be discarded 24 hours after the initial puncture of the bulk package.

IV tubing and syringes used to administer MAGNEVIST Injection must be discarded at the conclusion of the radiological examination.

Any unused portion must be discarded in accordance with regulations dealing with the disposal of such materials.

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