Imagent

1 What is Imagent?

Brand: Imagent

Generic: Perflubron

Imagent is a contrast agent used to aid in creating a clear picture of some parts of the body during magnetic resonance imaging using magnets and computers. This imaging test does not involve radiation.

This drug is taken by mouth before MRI to darken bowel images, which may help the healthcare professional diagnose problems or diseases of the bowel. This drug to be used only by or under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

2 What To Know Before Using

If you are about to start Imagent, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

This agent is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults. This drug has not been reported to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects. Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs.

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as blockage or perforation of the bowel.

3 Proper Usage

To use Imagent properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients. The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.

4 Precautions To Take

Before using Imagent, there are some precautions you must take.

Absorbent pads may be used to prevent soiling of clothing and humiliation, since this agent may cause some outflow from the rectum.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Imagent.

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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