Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress very closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you start having a rash, itching, increased heart rate, lightheadedness or fainting, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, swelling of your hands, face, mouth, or throat, or chest pain after you receive the medicine.

Heart attack, stroke, and death may occur after receiving this medicine. Make sure your doctor knows if you have any heart problems (eg, unstable angina or cardiovascular instability) before you have a heart stress test. Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, nausea, pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back or neck, sweating, or vomiting.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are using dipyridamole (Persantine®) before you receive this medicine. You may need to stop using dipyridamole for at least 2 days before the test, if possible.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are using aminophylline or theophylline (Theo-24®, Uniphyl®) before you receive this medicine. You may need to stop using aminophylline or theophylline for at least 12 hours before the test.

Do not take anything that contains caffeine for at least 12 hours before you receive this medicine. This includes medicines, foods, and beverages with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and cola drinks.