What should I know about gadofosveset injection before receiving it?

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Before having gadofosveset trisodium injection for intravenous use administered, you should inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction of any kind to medicine, food, dyes, animals or preservatives. Additionally, if you have had an allergic reaction to gadolinium-based agents in the past, you may have another reaction with gadofosveset. Individuals with certain medical conditions should not receive gadofosveset trisodium injections. These include arrhythmia, long QT syndrome, liver disease, sickle cell or hemolytic anemia and asthma or other respiratory problems. Gadofosveset is not appropriate for individuals who have renal insufficiency or are on dialysis, because acute renal failure can occur. Gadofosveset injection is given in two stages: once at the dynamic imaging stage and later at the steady state imaging point. This is required to ensure appropriate and adequate evaluation of your arteries. Gadofosveset should not be combined with other intravenous medications or parenteral nutrition.

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