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)

  • seizures

  • trouble breathing

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

  • dizziness

  • facial flushing (redness)

  • headache

  • nausea

  • pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected

  • vomiting

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:

  • heart disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to perflutren, albumin, blood products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright┬ę 2021 Elsevier