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FDA Changes Label on Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents to Warn of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents: Class Labeling Change – Risk of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with gadolinium storage condition or gadolinium deposition disease, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

September 10, 2010 – The FDA is now requiring changes in the professional labeling for gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to minimize the risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), a rare but serious condition associated with the use of GBCAs in certain patients with kidney dysfunction. NSF has not been reported in patients with normal kidney function. Patients at greatest risk for developing NSF after receiving GBCAs are those with impaired elimination of the drug, including patients with acute kidney injury or chronic, severe kidney disease.

Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs)

GBCAs are intravenous drugs used in diagnostic imaging procedures to enhance the quality of magnetic resonance imaging or magnetic resonance angiography. The following is a list of popular contrast agents:

  • Ablavar (gadofosveset trisodium)
  • Eovist (gadoxetate disodium)
  • Magnevist (gadopentetate dimeglumine)
  • Multihance (gadobenate dimeglumine)
  • Omniscan (gadodiamide)
  • Optimark (gadoversetamide injection)
  • Prohance (gadoteridol)

Healthcare professionals should screen patients prior to administration of a GBCA to identify those with acute kidney injury or chronic, severe, kidney disease.

Do I Have a Gadolinium Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in gadolinium lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new gadolinium storage condition and gadolinium deposition disease cases in all 50 states.

Free Drug Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by gadolinium side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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