Who should not receive gadobenate dimeglumine?

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Gadobenate dimeglumine should not be used by people who are allergic to any of the ingredients in this drug, gadolinium and benzyl alcohol. It also is not recommended for people with certain types of kidney disease, because of the risk of developing a serious condition that causes scarring of the muscles, eyes, skin and internal organs. Gadobenate should be used with caution by people with risk factors for abnormal heart rhythms (such as heart disease, use of drugs that can affect heart rhythms and chemical imbalances in the blood); asthma or allergies; sickle cell anemia or related blood disorders; liver disease; Dubin-Johnson syndrome; and seizures. In addition, the safety of gadobenate has not been determined in children and pregnant women, so it should not be taken unless specifically recommended by a doctor after a discussion of the risks and benefits.

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