Perflutren protein type A microsphere (Injection)
Perflutren Protein Type A Microsphere (per-FLOO-tren PROE-teen type A MYE-kroe-sfeers)
Used during a heart procedure called a 2D ECHO (echocardiography). Helps your doctor see the inside of your heart more clearly. Perflutren protein type A microsphere is no longer available in the United States.
OptisonThere 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 perflutren protein type A microsphere, blood, blood products, or albumin. You should not receive this medicine if you have unstable angina, unstable or worsening congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems (such as QT prolongation), or have recently had a heart attack. You should not receive this medicine if you have serious breathing problems or lung disease, such as severe emphysema or blood clots in the lungs.
How to Use This Medicine:
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:
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
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: 6/12/2013
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