|What is Definity used for? Definity is a
diagnostic contrast medicine (special dye) that is used during
some echocardiograms (ultrasound images of the heart) when the
doctor needs to see a clearer picture of the patient?s heart.
Who should not be given Definity?
You should not be given Definity if you:
- have a heart shunt
- are allergic to octafluoropropane or to any of
the other ingredients in Definity
Special Warnings with Definity:
Definity has not been studied in patients with the
following conditions. Therefore, extreme caution should be
used when considering Definity for patients with:
- severe emphysema
- inflammation of blood vessels in the lungs
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
- have a heart defect since birth
- have a history of severe emphysema or other lung
- are trying to become pregnant, are already
pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Tell your doctor about all the medicines that you
take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines,
vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are some possible side effects of Definity?
(This is NOT a complete list of side
effects reported with Definity. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Definity is generally well tolerated.
For more detailed information about Definity, ask your
health care provider or pharmacist.