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DaTscan Side Effects

Generic Name: ioflupane I 123

Note: This document contains side effect information about ioflupane I 123. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name DaTscan.

For the Consumer

Applies to ioflupane I 123: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, ioflupane I 123 (the active ingredient contained in DaTscan) 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 while taking ioflupane I 123:

Incidence Not Known

  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • fever
  • hives
  • itching skin
  • nausea
  • 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 of ioflupane I 123 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:

Less Common or Rare

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • dry mouth
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • headache
  • sensation of spinning

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ioflupane I 123: intravenous solution

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Rash, pruritus[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea, dry mouth[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache, vertigo, dizziness[Ref]

Local

Postmarketing reports: Injection site pain[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. DaTscan (ioflupane I-123)." GE Healthcare, Princeton, NJ.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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