Who should not receive gadodiamide?

Gadodiamide should be used cautiously by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is not known what effect gadodiamide has on a fetus, or if it is passed to a nursing infant through breast milk. Children under two years of age should not be administered gadodiamide, because studies have not been conducted with this subgroup. If you have a history of reactions to certain medications, have asthma, allergies or anemia, gadodiamide might not be appropriate for you, or you may require additional observation. If you have acute or chronic renal insufficiency that is severe, hepatorenal syndrome or are post-liver transplant, you should not take gadodiamide. There is an increased risk of developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). Additionally, if you are receiving dialysis, gadodiamide may lead to acute renal failure.

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