Manufactured by Bracco Diagnostics, MultiHance (gadobenate dimeglumine) is a gadolinium-based contrast injection used during MRI diagnostic tests to make it easier for physicians to distinguish blood vessels and arteries on the films. FDA approved in 2004, MultiHance is one of two gadolinium contrast dyes. However, researchers have linked it to serious, life-threatening diseases like GBCA.
MultiHance Brain Deposits
MultiHance is a Gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA). The Radiology magazine article pushed the FDA to review reports of adverse health effects from MultiHance retained in the brain. The agency examined human and animal studies from contrast dye use over periods longer than a year. These publications and reports show the organs such as the brain, bones, and skin retain gadolinium like MultiHance. Symptoms of this are bone pain, burning skin pain, chemo brain, skin changes, skin thickening or discoloration.
Then, the FDA ordered “black-box” warnings for all gadolinium-based contrast agents like MultiHance. A “black-box” warning is the strongest warning. It is to alert physicians to possible severe kidney damage in at-risk patients. In addition to kidney patients, the warning also extends to patients with chronic liver disease, including those just before or after liver transplantation. The FDA recommends that doctors screen patients for kidney problems prior to receiving a gadolinium-based imaging agent.
Also, the signs of MultiHance side effects after an MRI or MRA with contrast could include:
- Thick skin with a woody or shiny appearance
- Tight skin contracting around joints
- Swelling, redness and burning sensations
- Deep pain in the hip or ribs
- General muscle weakness
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A gadolinium lawsuit may be an option for patients suffering from gadolinium retention and related complications. Gadolinium, used in dyes to increase the clarity of MRI and MRA scans, can create chemical element retention in the body, Therefore, this increases the risk of gadolinium deposition disease and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. These conditions are accompanied by symptoms that include severe physical pain and cognitive difficulties. Affected patients and their loved ones may be able to file a lawsuit and recover damages.
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