Cardiogen-82 Side Effects
Generic name: rubidium chloride rb-82
Note: This document contains side effect information about rubidium chloride rb-82. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cardiogen-82.
Applies to rubidium chloride rb-82: intravenous kit
Intravenous route (Solution)
High Level Radiation Exposure with Use of Incorrect EluentUsing the incorrect eluent can cause high Strontium (Sr) 82 and Sr 85 breakthrough levels.Use only additive-free 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP to elute the generator.Immediately stop the patient infusion and permanently discontinue the use of the affected CardioGen-82 generator if the incorrect solution is used to elute the generator.Evaluate the patient’s radiation absorbed dose and monitor for the effects of radiation to critical organs such as bone marrow.Excess Radiation Exposure with Failure to Follow the Eluate Testing ProtocolExcess radiation exposure occurs when the levels of Sr 82 or Sr 85 in the rubidium Rb 82 chloride injection exceed limits.Record eluate volume, including waste and test volumes.Strictly adhere to the generator eluate testing protocol.Stop using the generator if it reaches any of its Expiration Limits.
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, rubidium chloride rb-82 (the active ingredient contained in Cardiogen-82) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of rubidium chloride rb-82 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
- Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 2, 2021.
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