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SODIUM CHROMATE (51CR) 37 MBQ/ML RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRECURSOR SOLUTION

Active substance(s): SODIUM CHROMATE (51CR)

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Sodium Chromate (51Cr)
37 MBq/ml radiopharmaceutical precursor,
solution (called Sodium Chromate Solution in this
leaflet)
Sodium [51Cr]chromate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are
given Sodium Chromate Solution.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or nurse.
In this leaflet:
1. What Sodium Chromate Solution is and what it
is used for
2. Before you are given Sodium Chromate Solution
3. How Sodium Chromate Solution is given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Sodium Chromate Solution
6. Further information
1. What Sodium Chromate Solution is and
what it is used for
This medicine is for diagnostic use only. It is used
only to help identify illness.
Sodium Chromate Solution is a ‘radiopharmaceutical’
medicine. It is given before a scan and helps a
special camera see inside a part of your body.

• It contains an active ingredient called ‘sodium
chromate’. This is mixed with a sample of your
blood before it is used.
• Once injected it can be seen from outside your
body by a special camera used in the scan.
• The scan can give your doctor information
about diseases and conditions that affect your
blood. It can also help to examine bleeding in
your gut.
Your doctor or nurse will explain which part of
your body will be scanned.
2. Before you are given Sodium Chromate
Solution
You should not be given Sodium Chromate
Solution:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active
ingredient or any other ingredient. (Listed in
Section 6).
Do not have Sodium Chromate Solution if the
above applies to you. If you are not sure talk to
your doctor or nurse.
Take special care with Sodium Chromate
Solution
Check with your doctor or nurse before having
Sodium Chromate Solution:
• If you are pregnant or think you might be
pregnant.
• If you are on a low sodium diet.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a
prescription. This includes herbal medicines. This is
because some medicines can affect the way
Sodium Chromate Solution works.

No medicines have been reported that affect the
way Sodium Chromate Solution works. But it is still
best to tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking
any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant or
think you may be pregnant. Your doctor will only
use this product if it is considered that the benefit
outweighs the risk.
Do not breast-feed if you are given Sodium
Chromate Solution. This is because small amounts
of ‘radioactivity’ may pass into the mother’s milk.
If you are breast-feeding, your doctor may wait
until you have finished breast-feeding before
using Sodium Chromate Solution. If it is not
possible to wait your doctor may ask you to:
• stop breast-feeding, and
• use formula feed for your child, and
• express (remove) breast milk and throw away
the milk.
Your doctor will let you know when you can start
breast-feeding again.
Driving and using machines
Ask your doctor if you can drive or use machines
after you have been given Sodium Chromate
Solution.
Samples that will be required before you have
Sodium Chromate Solution
• A sample of your blood will be taken.
Important information about Sodium Chromate
Solution
When Sodium Chromate Solution is used you are
exposed to radioactivity.
• Your doctor will always consider the possible
risks and benefits before you are given the
medicine.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

3. How Sodium Chromate Solution is given
Sodium Chromate Solution will be given to you by
a specially trained and qualified person.
• Sodium Chromate Solution will always be used
in a hospital or clinic.
• They will tell you anything you need to know for
its safe use.
Your doctor will decide on the dose that is best for
you.
The usual dose is:
• One single injection.
The sample of your blood that has been taken is
mixed with Sodium Chromate Solution then
injected.
Samples that may be required after you have
had Sodium Chromate Solution
• Samples of your blood, and possibly faeces,
may be collected after the injection.
4. Possible side effects
There have been no reports of any side effects
after the use of Sodium Chromate Solution.
Although like all medicines, Sodium Chromate
Solution may cause side effects.
If you notice any side effects please tell your
doctor or nurse.

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5. How to store Sodium Chromate Solution
Sodium Chromate Solution is kept out of the reach
and sight of children.
The product label includes the correct storage
conditions and the expiry date for the batch.
Hospital staff will ensure that the product is stored
and disposed of correctly and not used after the
expiry date stated on the label.
6. Further information
What Sodium Chromate Solution contains
• The active ingredient is sodium [51Cr]chromate.
Each vial of Sodium Chromate (51Cr) contains
37 MBq (Megabecquerel – the unit in which
radioactivity is measured) of sodium
[51Cr]chromate.
• The other ingredients are sodium chloride,
sodium chromate and water for injections.
What Sodium Chromate Solution looks like and
contents of the pack
Sodium Chromate Solution is supplied as a single
colourless glass vial containing a solution of
radiopharmaceutical precursor.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
GE Healthcare Limited
Amersham Place
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire HP7 9NA
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last approved in 06/2009
Marketing Authorisations
UK: PL 00221/0111
Ireland: PA 240/19/1

GE and the GE Monogram are trademarks of
General Electric Company.

GE Healthcare

PATIENT
INFORMATION

Sodium Chromate
(51Cr)
37 MBq/ml
radiopharmaceutical
precursor, solution
Sodium
[51Cr]chromate
CJS1P

1 1 6 0 7 7 0

P/5879/01

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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