User Reviews for Lexiscan
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|Diagnosis and Investigation||7 reviews||74 medications|
|Radionuclide Myocard... Perfusion Study||2 reviews||7 medications|
|Summary of Lexiscan reviews||9 reviews||3.7|
Reviews for Lexiscan
For Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Study "Today I had a nuclear stress test with lexiscan and thallous chloride (TC99m rapidly becoming unavailable). As a former Nuc Med Tech I used to give these tests most of which were conducted with Persantine; I would advise the patients that they would briefly feel like an elephant was sitting on their chest. I was a bit apprehensive of the stressing agent but noted absolutely no affects from it. I'm impressed."
Steven C June 9, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "This drug is still causing moderate to severe joint and muscle pain in my legs ten hours after receiving it."
YNH (taken for less than 1 month) May 18, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "Wasn't fully prepared for the immediacy of the effect of this drug. As soon as it was injected I felt like I was suffocating, almost claustrophobic. It plateaued quickly and came down, went away quickly, but it was scary initially. Feel the cardiologist could have done a better job of prepping me for the effect. It certainly raised my heart rate, I'll give it that."
Old 3 putt April 12, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Study "I had an anaphylactic reaction. Within 30 sec of the drug being injected, my chest began to tighten and I could not feel my feet. The numbness continued to spread upward until I could feel nothing from my chest down with continuing increased chest pain and wheezing. They placed me in reverse trendelenburg position and called for a cardiologist. I became increasingly diaphoretic,increasing chest pressure, still unable to feel anything below my neck and I could not move my head. I received several IV pushes. It took them over 30 mins to stabilize me and return me to baseline- able to move all 4 limbs with normal vital signs. This occurred within a hospital setting, but they proceeded with the test anyway. I am asthmatic on meds."
Organicmom (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2015
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "I have been itching since I had this test on Monday ...over 40 hours ago....this med should not be given to patients who take asthma meds. I guess no one cared enough to read my medical history. I am concerned about this med staying in my body."
NOLexiscanPlease June 3, 2015
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "I had this test today. I did feel somewhat dizzy and flushed but for only a couple of seconds, I did get a headache that did not go away so they gave me the antidote and it went away almost right away. It was not as bad as I had expected. The only thing I am wondering about is later in the day I became very nauseated not sure if this was from the medicine."
Anonymous May 17, 2012
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "Had it used for a stress test at local VA Medical Center. Had mild chest discomfort, mild discomfort in both legs, and raised pulse. Not as bad as expected, no nausea or other side effects. Do not worry if you are asked to have stress test using it."
jjmitchell60 October 21, 2011
37 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "I took the Lexiscan stress test yesterday. The hardest part of the test was lying still for 45 min. The chemical was injected during the last 10min and I felt no real side effects. I had a slight taste in my mouth for maybe 20 seconds and I noticed that my heart rate increased. After a couple of minutes my heart started slowing and after the 10min period, I felt normal. If you are scheduled for the test, stop worrying, it's not that bad. Don't stress out from all the horror stories you read on the Internet."
Rellimmelc February 15, 2011
54 users found this comment helpful.
For Diagnosis and Investigation "I had a stress test done. The medicine does what it says it does. The only side effect I had was a headache. "
Anonymous December 2, 2010
51 users found this comment helpful.
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