What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some of the common questions about Technescan HDP. It does not contain all of the available information about Technescan HDP. It does not replace talking to your doctor.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you or your child receiving Technescan HDP against the benefits he or she expects it will have.
If you have any concerns about having this medicine, ask your doctor.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
What is Technescan HDP
Technescan HDP contains two active ingredients – sodium oxidronate and stannous chloride. Technescan HDP belongs to a group of medicines called radiopharmaceutical agents, which are all radioactive.
Technescan HDP comes as a kit. A vial containing the sodium oxidronate and stannous chloride is to be reconstituted with additive-free sodium pertechnetate (99mTc). The kits are packaged as a 5 vial multi-dose kit.
What Technescan HDP is used for
Technescan HDP is an imaging agent that is used to detect areas in the skeletal system that may be altered in adults.
Your doctor may have prescribed Technescan HDP for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Technescan HDP has been prescribed for you. If you have any concerns, you should discuss these with your doctor.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Before you are given Technescan HDP
Before you are given Technescan HDP, your doctor will explain to you the procedure you are about to undergo, and the radioactive medicine you will be given. You must discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.
Technescan HDP is recommended for adult patients. If your doctor believes it is necessary to give Technescan HDP to a patient under 18, he or she will discuss the benefits and risks with you.
You must tell your doctor if you have allergies to:
- any other medicines
- any other substances such as foods, preservatives or dyes
Tell your doctor if you are or plan to become pregnant. Like most medicines, Technescan HDP is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If there is a need to consider Technescan HDP during your pregnancy, your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of giving it to you.
Tell your doctor if you are predisposed to hypocalcemia.
Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding or plan to breast feed. Like most medicines, Technescan HDP is not recommended while you are breast feeding. However, if you are breast feeding, formula feedings should be substituted for breast feeding for 24 hours following the administration of Technescan HDP. Breast milk produced within that time should be discarded.
Tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
How Technescan HDP is given
How much is given
Your doctor will decide how much you will be given. This depends on your condition and other factors, such as weight.
How it is given
Technescan HDP is given as an injection into a vein. Technescan HDP should only be given by a doctor or a nurse.
When you are given Technescan HDP
Things you must do
There is nothing in particular you must do once given Technescan HDP.
Things you must not do
Do not take any other medicines unless advised by your doctor.
Things to be careful of
To minimise the radiation dose to the bladder, drink fluids and void immediately before the examination and as often thereafter as possible for the next 4 to 6 hours.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you do not feel well after being given Technescan HDP.
All medicines have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some side effects.
Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following and they worry you:
- urticaria (hives)
- erythema (redness)
- injection site inflammation
- injection site reaction.
These side effects are usually mild.
Do not be alarmed by this list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
What it looks like
Technescan HDP is supplied in a glass vial. An injection is prepared from the vial and is reconstituted with additive-free sodium pertechnetate (99mTc) immediately before it is injected.
- 3.15 mg sodium oxidronate
- gentisic acid
- sodium chloride
- stannous chloride dihydrate
This medicine does not contain lactose, sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.
Landauer Radiopharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
Level 3/69 Phillip Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Manufactured by Curium US LLC.
Made in USA
AUST R 75500
This leaflet was last prepared in April 2020.
Published by MIMS June 2020