Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
You will need to drink extra fluids for at least one day before your x-ray or scan. Your doctor may ask you to use a laxative before and after your scan to help you empty your bowel. These steps will help your body get rid of the radioactive portion of this medicine as quickly as possible.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, gallstones, diabetes, or a tumor of your pancreas.
Receiving this medicine will expose you to a small amount of radiation. Your caregivers will take precautions to protect you from receiving too much radiation. Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about this.