Definity

Definity, a diagnostic drug that is intended to be used for contrast enhancement during the indicated echocardiographic procedures, is comprised of lipid-coated microspheres filled with octafluoropropane(OFP) gas. When exposed to ultrasound waves, the microspheres resonate and "echo" strong signals back to the ultrasound machine. The difference in density between the gas-filled bubbles and the blood around them creates an increased level of contrast visible in the resulting ultrasound image. During echocardiography, activated Definity enhances images of the inner edges or borders of the heart, producing an improved image that may enable physicians to better diagnose patients.

Definity - Pharmacology:

Definity is comprised of gas-filled microspheres that are injected or infused into the body. When exposed to ultrasound waves, the microspheres resonate and "echo" strong signals back to the ultrasound machine. The difference in density between the gas-filled bubbles and the blood around them creates an increased level of contrast visible in the resulting ultrasound image. During echocardiography, activated Definity enhances images of the inner edges or borders of the heart, producing an improved image that may enable physicians to better diagnose patients.

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Definity NDA
NDA - A product marketed under an approved New Drug Application
Definity INTRAVENOUS
INTRAVENOUS
Definity INJECTION, SUSPENSION
INJECTION, SUSPENSION
Definity HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Start - Stop data
START DATA:
2001-Jul-31
Start - Stop data
STOP DATA
not occurred

Definity Interactions

No separate information available.

Definity Contraindications

Activated DEFINITY® should not be administered to patients with known hypersensitivity to octafluoropropane or in patients with known cardiac shunts.

Activated DEFINITY® should not be administered by direct intra-arterial injection.

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