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What is Definity used for?
Definity is a diagnostic contrast medicine (special dye) that is used during some echocardiograms (ultrasound images of the heart) when the doctor needs to see a clearer picture of the patient’s heart.
Who should not be given Definity?
You should not be given Definity if you:
- have a heart shunt
- are allergic to octafluoropropane or to any of the other ingredients in Definity
Special Warnings with Definity:
Definity has not been studied in patients with the following conditions. Therefore, extreme caution should be used when considering Definity for patients with:
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
- have a heart defect since birth
- have a history of severe emphysema or other lung problems
- are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Tell your doctor about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are some possible side effects of Definity?
(This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Definity. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Definity is generally well tolerated.
For more detailed information about Definity, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
|Active Ingredient:||perflutren lipid microspheres|
|Dosage Form(s):||Intravenous injectable suspension|
|Company Name:||DuPont Pharmaceuticals|
|Availability:||Prescription only, professional use only|
|*Date Approved by the FDA:||July 31, 2001|
|*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.|
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cache Date: February 24, 2005
- Definity Consumer Information (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)