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Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate

Generic Name: Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate (tek NEE shee um tee see nyne tee nyne em pye roe FOS fate)
Brand Name: Technescan PYP

Medically reviewed on September 5, 2018

Uses of Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate:

  • It is used with a special imaging test.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate?

  • If you have an allergy to technetium Tc 99m pyrophosphate or any other part of technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate.
  • 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 are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

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 technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate 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 Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate. 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 technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate. 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 unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate while you are pregnant.

How is this medicine (Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate) best taken?

Use technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate 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?

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.
  • Flushing.
  • Dizziness or passing out.
  • Fever or chills.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.

What are some other side effects of Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate?

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.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

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 Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate?

  • If you need to store technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate at home, talk with your child's 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 technetium tc 99m pyrophosphate, 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

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