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Technetium tc 99m mebrofenin (By injection)

Technetium Tc 99m Mebrofenin (tek-NEE-shee-um Tc 99m me-broe-FEN-in)

Used to help view the liver, gallbladder, and bile duct.

Brand Name(s):

Choletec

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to technetium or mebrofenin.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • A doctor or other health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
  • Do not eat for at least 4 hours before you receive this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some medicines and foods can affect how this medicine works. Tell your doctor if you are also using any of the following:
    • Meperidine
    • Morphine

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may tell you to pump and discard your breast milk for a short time after you receive this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, gallstones, or pancreas problems.
  • You will be exposed to radiation when you are given this medicine. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 6/16/2017
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