MPI DMSA

1 What is MPI DMSA?

Brand: MPI DMSA

Generic: Technetium Tc 99m Succimer

MPI DMSA injection is a radioactive agent or radiopharmaceutical that is used in finding and treating certain diseases or in studying the functions of your organs.

The injection solution is used by doctors to see an image of your kidneys when diagnosing certain kidney conditions. It is administered only under a doctor’s supervision.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using MPI DMSA, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Deciding to go on a diagnostic test is a decision you make with your doctor. The risks and benefits the procedure offer must be weighed.

When using this, you and your doctor must consider the following:

Allergies

If you have any unusual reaction to any medicine, be sure to tell your doctor about it. Additionally, disclose other types of allergies - food, preservatives, animals, or dyes, if there are any. Read the package ingredients carefully and make sure you are not allergic to any of its ingredients.

Pediatric

No appropriate studies have been performed. Safety and efficacy of the use of this drug in children have not been established.

Geriatric

No appropriate age-related studies performed in the geriatric population. Nevertheless, age-specific problems are not expected to stop the medicine’s usefulness in the elderly. When giving this drug to elderly patients, utmost care must be considered since they are more prone to age-related kidney diseases.

Pregnancy

It is not sure if there are adequate studies done in pregnant women or if animal studies showing adverse effects are available.

Breastfeeding

There are appropriate studies done showing that using this drug may have an effect on the milk’s composition and its production. If there is no alternative medicine available, close monitoring of the breastfeeding infant must be done to check for adequate milk intake and side effects.

Drug Interactions

Some drugs have adverse effects when used together. Make sure to inform your doctor about other drugs you are taking, so that alterations and precautions will be made if necessary. Before using Technetium Tc 99m Succimer injection, talk to your doctor about possible interactions if you are taking other medications.

It is also important to inform your doctor if you are smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol since these may interact with the drug’s effectiveness. Inform your doctor about any drug you are using, prescription or nonprescription, as well as vitamins and herbal supplements.

3 Proper Usage

To use MPI DMSA properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Technetium Tc 99m Succimer is given through an injection into one of the veins. It must only be administered by a trained health professional.

4 Precautions to Take

In using MPI DMSA, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. Close monitoring is important while you are using Technetium Tc 99m Succimer.

Doing this helps the doctor determine if the drug is working properly. Using this medicine exposes you to radiation. If you are concerned about this, talk with your doctor.

5 Potential Side Effects

While not all side effects may affect using MPI DMSA, you may require medical attention if one of these occur:

  • Nausea
  • Fainting
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

Some of the side effects may take place and may not need special medical attention and usually go away as the body adjusts to the medicine during treatment.

Some patients may experience other side effects not listed above. If you want to report side effects, you may do so by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Top