What should I know about gadodiamide before receiving 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 in the past, you may have a reaction with gadodiamide. You also should inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have. If you have a history of renal disease, sickle cell or hemolytic anemia, seizures or convulsions or asthma or respiratory problems, gadodiamide might not be right for you. 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 two years of age and up and for adults. You should not receive gadodiamide if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Gadodiamide should not be administered via intrathecal route (into the spinal cord).

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