What should I know about thallous chloride before having it administered?

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Thallous chloride is a radiopharmaceutical. That means it is a drug that contains a radioactive ingredient. The amount of radiation exposure to the body during a test using a radiopharmaceutical is low and considered to be safe. The risk from a small exposure to radiation should be weighed against the need to diagnose possible heart disease, so that it can be treated.

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