What should I know about Gadodiamide before taking it?

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Before having Gadodiamide administered, you should inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction of any kind - to medicine, food, dyes, animals, or preservatives. If you have had an allergic reaction to gadolinium based agents, you may have another reaction. Therefore, it is recommended you have your doctor use a different agent. You should also inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have. If you have a history of renal disease, seizures or convulsions, or asthma or respiratory problems, Gadodiamide might not be right for you to possible complications. If you develop side effects after having Gadodiamide administered, contact your doctor as this may indicate Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), a renal problem. Gadodiamide has been approved for children ages two and up and for adults. It is not used for children under the age of two. You should not use Gadodiamide if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.Gadodiamide should not be administered via intrathecal use (into the spinal cord).

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