DaTscan (ioflupane I-123) belongs to a gaggle of medication known as diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals (RAY deeAmerican state way ma SOO tik als). Ioflupane I-123 may be a radioactive agent that enables pictures of the brain to be detected by a gamma camera.

DaTscan is employed to notice brain signs of shaking palsy in folks with symptoms like tremors, loss of balance or coordination, shuffling walk, or different movement issues.

DaTscan can also be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.

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  • DaTscan
  • Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to DaTscan: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Common DaTscan side effects may include:

    pain, swelling, burning, or irritation around the IV needle;
    headache;
    dizziness, spinning sensation;
    dry mouth; or
    nausea.
  • The recommended dose is 111 to 185 MBq (3 to 5 mCi) administered intravenously.