Technetium tc 99m oxidronate (Injection)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 13, 2022.
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
- Technescan HDP
Uses for technetium tc 99m oxidronate
Technetium Tc 99m oxidronate injection is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body's organs.
Technetium Tc 99m oxidronate injection is used to help your doctor see an image of your bones to help diagnose bone problems.
Technetium tc 99m oxidronate is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.
Before using technetium tc 99m oxidronate
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For technetium tc 99m oxidronate, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to technetium tc 99m oxidronate or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of technetium Tc 99m oxidronate injection in children.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of technetium Tc 99m oxidronate injection in geriatric patients.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Interactions with medicines
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Interactions with food/tobacco/alcohol
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other medical problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of technetium tc 99m oxidronate. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Alkalosis—May increase risk for hypocalcemia.
- Hypocalcemia (low calcium levels)—Use with caution. May make this condition worse.
- Kidney disease—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.
Proper use of technetium tc 99m oxidronate
A doctor or other health professional will give you technetium tc 99m oxidronate. Technetium tc 99m oxidronate is given through a needle placed in a vein.
You should urinate right away and as often as possible for 4 to 6 hours after receiving technetium tc 99m oxidronate. Drink plenty of fluids before and after receiving technetium tc 99m oxidronate so you will pass more urine.
Precautions while using technetium tc 99m oxidronate
It is very important that your doctor check you closely while you are receiving technetium tc 99m oxidronate. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it.
You will be exposed to radiation when you are given technetium tc 99m oxidronate. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Technetium tc 99m oxidronate side effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Incidence not known
- Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
- swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
More about oxidronate
- Other brands
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