Sulfur Hexafluoride Lipid Type A Microspheres

What is Sulfur Hexafluoride Lipid Type A Microspheres

Sulfur hexafluoride lipid type A microspheres is an ultrasound contrast agent for echocardiography to opacify the left ventricular chamber and to delineate the left ventricular endocardial border in adult and pediatric patients with suboptimal echocardiograms and for hepatic ultrasonography to enhance characterization of focal hepatic lesions in adult and pediatric patients.

It is also used for ultrasonography of the urinary tract for assessment of suspected or known vesicoureteral reflux in pediatric patients.

Brand Name

Lumason

Indications

  • echocardiography
  • ultrasound imaging

Side Effects

  1. anaphylactic shock
  2. anaphylactoid reactions
  3. arrhythmia exacerbation
  4. atrial fibrillation
  5. bradycardia
  6. cardiac arrest
  7. cardiopulmonary reaction
  8. chest pain (unspecified)
  9. dizziness
  10. dysgeusia
  11. dyspnea
  12. erythema
  13. flushing
  14. headache
  15. hypertension
  16. hypotension
  17. hypoxia
  18. injection site reaction
  19. nausea
  20. rash
  21. respiratory arrest
  22. seizures
  23. sinus tachycardia
  24. supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  25. syncope
  26. urticaria
  27. ventricular fibrillation
  28. ventricular tachycardia
  29. wheezing

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • arteriovenous shunt
  • breast-feeding
  • cardiopulmonary reaction
  • coronary artery disease
  • heart failure
  • intraarterial administration
  • pregnancy
  • ventricular arrhythmias

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Sulfur Hexafluoride Lipid Type A Microspheres products.

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