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Chromic Phosphate P 32 (Therapeutic)
In the U.S.-
Chromic phosphate ( KROME-ik FOS-fate) P 32 is a radiopharmaceutical (ray-dee-oh-far-ma-SOO-ti-kal) . Radiopharmaceuticals are agents used to diagnose certain medical problems or treat certain diseases.
Chromic phosphate P 32 is used to treat cancer or related problems. It is put by catheter into the pleura (sac that contains the lungs) or into the peritoneum (sac that contains the liver, stomach, and intestines) to treat the leaking of fluid inside these areas that is caused by cancer. It may also be given by injection to treat cancer in certain organs such as the ovaries and prostate.
Chromic phosphate P 32 is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine. It is available in the following dosage form:
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For chromic phosphate P 32, the following should be considered:
Pregnancy- Radiopharmaceuticals are usually not recommended for use during pregnancy to avoid exposing the fetus to radiation. However, some treatment using radiopharmaceuticals may be required even during pregnancy. Be sure you have discussed this with your doctor.
Breast-feeding- Chromic phosphate P 32 passes into the breast milk. If you must receive this radiopharmaceutical, it may be necessary for you to stop breast-feeding during treatment. Be sure you have discussed this with your doctor.
Children- There is no specific information comparing use of chromic phosphate P 32 in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults- Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of chromic phosphate P 32 in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Preparation for This Test
Your doctor may have special instructions for you in preparation for your treatment. If you have not received such instructions or if you do not understand them, check with your doctor in advance.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your health care professional immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT