Medically reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
Uses of Ceretec:
- It is used with a special imaging test.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ceretec?
- If you have an allergy to technetium Tc 99m exametazime or any other part of Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime).
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed after the test is over for as long as your doctor has told you.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Ceretec?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine is radioactive. You will need to follow what the doctor has told you to lessen being exposed to Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime). Talk with the doctor.
- You will need to empty your bladder often after the test is over as your doctor has told you. Talk with your doctor.
- Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids after using Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime) unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime) while you are pregnant.
How is this medicine (Ceretec) best taken?
Use Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Signs of high blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, or change in eyesight.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
What are some other side effects of Ceretec?
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Ceretec?
- If you need to store Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Ceretec (technetium tc 99m exametazime), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
More about Ceretec (exametazime)
- Ceretec Side Effects
- During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Dosage Information
- Pricing & Coupons
- Drug class: radiologic conjugating agents
Other brands: Drax Exametazime