Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injection
What is this medicine?
PERFLUTREN PROTEIN-TYPE A MICROSPHERES is a contrast agent. It is used to diagnose abnormalities during an ultrasound of the heart.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is injected into a vein. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
heartbeat rhythm changes (trouble breathing; chest pain; dizziness; fast, irregular heartbeat; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
change in taste
facial flushing (redness)
pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This medicine is given in a hospital or clinic. It will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to perflutren, albumin, blood products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.