AcuTect

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    Brand Name:AcuTect
    Generic:Technetium Tc 99m Apcitide
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1998-09-14 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Diatide, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/nda/98/20887_appltrs_prntlbl.pdf

About AcuTect

AcuTect is a radioactive imaging test used to diagnose acute venous thrombosis (sudden blood clots) in the legs. AcuTect appears to detect acute and not chronic venous thrombosis.

Precautions for AcuTect

The contents of AcuTect Kit must be used in a reconstituted form. AcuTect is a radioactive drug and must be handled with care. Appropriate safety measures should be taken to minimize exposure to clinical personnel and to the patient.

AcuTect should be used only by doctors who are licensed to use radioactive drugs.

To decrease the radiation absorbed by the bladder, you should drink plenty of fluids to ensure frequent urination during the first several hours after the AcuTect injection. The radioactive drug generally is eliminated over about 24 hours with 75% occurring during the first 8 hours.

If you are unable to control your urination completely, your doctor may insert a bladder catheter (tube) to minimize the risk of radioactive contamination of your clothing, bed linen, and environment.

To protect yourself and others, you need to take the following precautions for 12 hours after your dose of AcuTect:

  • Use a toilet and not a urinal
  • Flush the toilet several times after each use
  • Clean up any spilled urine immediately
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after each time you go to the toilet
  • If blood or urine gets onto clothing, the clothing should be washed separately

Side Effects of AcuTect

AcuTect is generally well tolerated. Your health care provider can discuss with you a complete list of possible side effects.

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