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Indium 111 Oxyquinoline

Generic Name: Indium 111 Oxyquinoline (IN dee um won e LEV en oks i KWIN oh leen)

Medically reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Uses of Indium 111 Oxyquinoline:

  • It is used with a test to check for abscesses or infection.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Indium 111 Oxyquinoline?

  • If you have an allergy to indium 111 oxyquinoline or any part of indium 111 oxyquinoline.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have a low white blood cell count.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed after getting indium 111 oxyquinoline for as long as your doctor has told you.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with indium 111 oxyquinoline.

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 indium 111 oxyquinoline 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 Indium 111 Oxyquinoline?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take indium 111 oxyquinoline. 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 indium 111 oxyquinoline. Talk with the doctor.
  • False test results have happened in some people. Talk with your doctor.
  • This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking indium 111 oxyquinoline, call your doctor right away.

How is this medicine (Indium 111 Oxyquinoline) best taken?

Use indium 111 oxyquinoline as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.

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?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of Indium 111 Oxyquinoline?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Indium 111 Oxyquinoline?

  • If you need to store indium 111 oxyquinoline 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 a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about indium 111 oxyquinoline, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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