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MULTIHANCE
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Drug Name:

MULTIHANCE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Gadobenate dimeglumine 529mg/mL; soln for IV inj; preservative-free.

Company:
Bracco Diagnostics

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for MULTIHANCE:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the CNS in adults and children to visualize lesions with abnormal blood brain barrier or abnormal vascularity of the brain, spine, and associated tissues. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to evaluate adults with known or suspected renal or aorto-ilio-femoral occlusive vascular disease.

Adults and Children:

MRI: Preterm neonates: not established. Give as a rapid IV bolus inj, followed by a saline flush of ≥5mL to ensure complete injection. <2yrs: 0.1–0.2mL/kg. ≥2yrs: 0.2mL/kg (0.1mmol/kg). MRA: <18yrs: not established. ≥18yrs: 0.2mL/kg (0.1mmol/kg) by rapid IV bolus inj, followed by a saline flush of ≥20mL either manually or using an automatic injector system.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in chronic kidney disease or acute kidney injury; avoid use. Screen for renal dysfunction. Do not exceed recommended dose and allow sufficient time for drug elimination before re-administration. Have emergency resuscitative equipment available. History of asthma or other allergic respiratory disorders. Monitor for signs/symptoms of hypersensitivity reactions during and for 2hrs after administration. Increased risk of gadolinium retention with multiple lifetime doses, in pregnant patients, children, and those with inflammatory conditions; minimize repetitive imaging studies. Underlying conditions or medications that predispose to cardiac arrhythmias. Dubin Johnson syndrome. Avoid extravasation. Interpreting contrast MR images in the absence of companion non-contrast MR images. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

May potentiate concomitant drugs that compete for cMOAT sites (eg, cisplatin, anthracyclines, vinca alkaloids, methotrexate, etoposide, tamoxifen, paclitaxel).

Pharmacological Class:

Gadolinium-based contrast agent.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, headache, inj site reaction, feeling hot; hypersensitivity.

How Supplied:

Single dose vials (5mL, 10mL, 15mL, 20mL)—5

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