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Indium in 111 oxyquinoline (Injection)

Indium In 111 Oxyquinoline (IN-dee-um In 111 ox-i-KWIN-oh-leen)

Used during a medical test or imaging procedure to help internal organs or areas of infection show up better.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to indium In 111 oxyquinoline.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine is mixed with a small amount of blood that is drawn from one of your veins. The blood and medicine mixture is then injected into your body through a needle placed in one of you veins.
  • Within a day after receiving your injection, you will have a CT scan or other type of x-ray test.
  • This medicine will help the doctor see where an infection is in your body.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • This medicine is usually not given to patients under the age of 18.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Fever.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Redness, itching or rash.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 11/4/2014
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