When should I call my doctor if I have received Gadavist?

You should call your doctor immediately if you have any signs of an allergic reaction after receiving Gadavist, a contrast agent that helps enhance images of the brain and spinal column during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Allergic reactions may occur several days later. Symptoms may include:
  • hives
  • a drop in blood pressure
  • flushed or pale skin
People with severe kidney disease or kidney injury may be at risk for a serious condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) after receiving an injection of Gadavist.

Call your doctor if you develop NSF symptoms, such as:
  • skin swelling, hardening, tightening, reddening, itching or burning
  • yellow spots on the whites of your eyes
  • joint stiffness
  • problems moving your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • hip or rib pain
  • muscle weakness

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