Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins just before you have a PET scan.
Your doctor may want you to take carbidopa at least 1 hour before receiving this medicine. You may need to stop taking any medicines for Parkinson's disease at least 12 hours before receiving this medicine.
Drink enough water to be hydrated before the PET scan.
You will need to urinate right away and as often as possible for 12 hours after the PET scan.