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What should I know about the MDP Multidose Kit of Technetium Injection?

The MDP Multidose Kit of Technetium Injection should only be used by medical professionals in a diagnostic testing situation. The vials in the kit are not radioactive, but they are as soon as they are mixed with sodium pertechnetate Tc99m injection, so proper handling is necessary for safety. After the drug is given intravenously, scans will need to be taken within one to four hours. People getting scans and using the combined mixture are encouraged to drink lots of fluids to help clear the drug from their systems, which is usually four to six hours after the injection. There have been cases of extreme anaphylactic reactions to the combined drug which have been life threatening. There could be incorrect readings in some other imaging situations (brain scans) that have taken place after a bone scan. Use of the combined drug may not be safe in people with a history of low levels of calcium in the blood. It is not known if the technetium injection will harm an unborn fetus or affect a woman's reproductive system, but its use in pregnant women should be avoided when possible. Breastfeeding women should not use the technetium injection because it is shown to pass to an infant through breast milk.

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