Gallium citrate ga 67 (Injection)

Introduction

Gallium Citrate Ga 67 (GAL-ee-um SIT-rate Ga 67)

Given during a medical test. Helps Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, lung cancer, or infections show up more clearly on the test.

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 gallium citrate Ga 67 or benzyl alcohol.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine is injected into your body through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • Within a day after receiving your injection, you will have an x-ray test.
  • This medicine will help your doctor to see where an infection or tumor is in your body.
  • On the day of injection, you may be given laxatives and enemas to clean your intestines for several days.

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.
  • While using this medicine, you may be exposed to the dangers of radiation. Talk to your doctor about this risk.

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.

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

  • Nausea.
  • Mild skin rash or itching.

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

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