Adverse Reactions to and Altered Biodistribution of Radiopharmaceuticals

  • Gopal B. Saha


An adverse reaction due to a radiopharmaceutical is an unusual experience associated with administration of the radiopharmaceutical. Adverse reactions include sensitivity reactions and many systemic and physiologic symptoms. The most common adverse reactions are nausea, dyspnea, broncho-spasm, decreased blood pressure, itching, flushing, hives, chills, coughing, bradycardia, muscle cramps, and dizziness. Some adverse reactions appear later in time than others.


Adverse Reaction Decrease Blood Pressure Muscle Cramp Scintigraphic Image Common Adverse Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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