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OptiMARK (gadoversetamide) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with OptiMARK (gadoversetamide):


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

GBCAs - renal impairment

Gadolinium- based contrast agents (GBCAs) such as gadopentetate dimeglumine, gadoteridol and gadodiamide are contraindicated in patients with chronic, severe kidney disease (glomerular filtration rate, GFR < 30 mL/min), or acute kidney injury. GBCAs increase the risk for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) among patients with impaired elimination of the drugs. Their use should be avoided in these patients unless the diagnostic information is essential and not available with non- contrasted MRI or other modalities. NSF may result in fatal or debilitating fibrosis affecting the skin, muscle and internal organs. Caution is advised in patients at risk for chronically reduced renal function (age >60 years, hypertension or diabetes). Always estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) through laboratory testing.

OptiMARK (gadoversetamide) drug interactions

There are 38 drug interactions with OptiMARK (gadoversetamide)

OptiMARK (gadoversetamide) disease interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with OptiMARK (gadoversetamide):

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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