Who should not receive Ablavar?

You should not receive Ablavar (gadofosveset) if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, especially gadofosveset.

If you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of Ablavar treatment.

Little is known about how Ablavar affects children, especially newborns. Talk to your child's doctor about the safety of Ablavar in children.

Because Ablavar can cause changes in your heart rate, ask your doctor if it is safe to use if you have heart problems, especially QT prolongation.

If you have pre-existing kidney problems, your doctor may tell you that you should not receive Ablavar. In this case, you may have to take a test other than a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to reduce the risk of serious complications, such as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). If taking Ablavar is unavoidable, your doctor may prescribe the lowest dose possible to reduce the risk.

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