Generic Name: mangafodipir (Intravenous route)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 7, 2019.
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
Uses for Teslascan
Mangafodipir is an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrast agent (also known as paramagnetic agents). MRI agents are used to help provide a clear picture during MRI. MRI is a special kind of diagnostic procedure. It uses magnets and computers to create images or “pictures” of certain areas inside the body. Unlike x-rays, it does not involve ionizing radiation.
Mangafodipir is given by injection before MRI to help diagnose problems in the liver.
Mangafodipir is injected into a vein. The dose of this agent will be different for different patients depending on the body weight of the person.
This medicine is to be used only by or under the supervision of a doctor.
Before using Teslascan
In deciding to use a diagnostic test, any risks of the test must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. Also, other things may affect test results. For this test, the following should be considered:
Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of mangafodipir in children under 12 years of age with use in other age groups.
Mangafodipir is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in teenagers than it does in adults.
Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of mangafodipir in the elderly with use in other age groups.
|All Trimesters||C||Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.|
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 this diagnostic test. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Allergies (history of) or
- Immune system problems (history of)—Possible increased risk of having an allergic reaction to mangafodipir
- Nausea or vomiting or
- Other stomach problems such as reflux (acid backing up from the stomach)—This medicine commonly causes nausea and vomiting, which could cause more problems
Proper use of Teslascan
Teslascan side effects
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- Chest pain
- irregular heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- skin rash or hives
- swelling of face
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- redness at place of injection
- warmth at place of injection
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- coldness at place of injection
- feeling of pressure at place of injection
- pain at place of injection
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