Medications


Sulfur Hexafluoride Lipid-Type A Microspheres injection

What is this medicine?

SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE (sul fur hexa flu o ride) LIPID-TYPE A MICROSPHERES is a contrast agent. It is used to diagnose abnormalities during an ultrasound of the heart, liver, or urinary tract.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein or the bladder. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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

  • breathing problems

  • chest pain

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • rash

  • seizures

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste

  • feeling of heat or pain at site where injected

  • flushing

  • headache

  • nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and 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 sulfur hexafluoride, sulfur, 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© 2018 Elsevier
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