Before Using

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In deciding to use a diagnostic test, any risks of the test must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. Also, other things may affect test results. For this test, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of iobenguane I 123 in children with neuroblastoma younger than 1 month of age, or in children of any age with congestive heart failure. Safety and efficacy have not been established in these populations.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of iobenguane I 123 in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related kidney problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving iobenguane I 123.

Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding

Studies in women breastfeeding have demonstrated harmful infant effects. An alternative to this medication should be prescribed or you should stop breastfeeding while using this medicine.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this diagnostic test, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Receiving this diagnostic test with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Albuterol
  • Amineptine
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amitriptylinoxide
  • Amoxapine
  • Bupropion
  • Butriptyline
  • Carvedilol
  • Citalopram
  • Clomipramine
  • Cocaine
  • Desipramine
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dibenzepin
  • Dothiepin
  • Doxepin
  • Duloxetine
  • Ephedrine
  • Epinephrine
  • Escitalopram
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Furazolidone
  • Guanethidine
  • Imipramine
  • Iprindole
  • Iproniazid
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Isoproterenol
  • Labetalol
  • Linezolid
  • Lofepramine
  • Melitracen
  • Metaproterenol
  • Methylene Blue
  • Midodrine
  • Milnacipran
  • Moclobemide
  • Nefazodone
  • Norepinephrine
  • Nortriptyline
  • Opipramol
  • Pargyline
  • Paroxetine
  • Phenelzine
  • Phenylephrine
  • Phenylpropanolamine
  • Procarbazine
  • Propizepine
  • Protriptyline
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Rasagiline
  • Reserpine
  • Selegiline
  • Sertraline
  • Terbutaline
  • Tianeptine
  • Tranylcypromine
  • Trimipramine
  • Venlafaxine

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this diagnostic test. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Allergy to iodine, an iodine-containing contrast agent (dye), or other products containing iodine (eg, potassium iodide or Lugol's solution), history of—May increase risk of an allergic reaction to occur again.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
  • Thyroid problems—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Kidney disease, severe—Use with caution. The effects of this medicine may be increased because of slower removal from the body.