Precautions

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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.

You may receive a medicine to make your heart beat faster. This is called a pharmacologic stress test. It is used together with the planar scintigraphy or SPECT scan to show how well your heart muscle works when it is stressed. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about this test.

This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Check with your doctor or nurse right away if you have cold, clammy skin; confusion; dizziness; lightheadedness; a skin rash; itching; sweating; swelling of the face, tongue, and throat; trouble with breathing; warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest; or chest pain after you receive the medicine.

Tell your doctor right away if you have mild, burning pain; feeling of warmth or coldness; or redness at the injection site.

While receiving this medicine, you will be exposed to radiation. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.

The vial stopper contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to latex. Tell your doctor if you have a latex allergy before receiving this medicine.