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Cardinal Health is committed to advancing the quality of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy procedures through innovative products, educational support, and ongoing clinical research.
To support your use of LYMPHOSEEK, Cardinal Health offers educational and technical assistance through our Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and Medical Affairs teams.
- MSLs are field-based scientific and medical experts with a wide range of proficiency in lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy.
- An MSL will work with you to optimize your use of LYMPHOSEEK and ensure a positive experience.
- In addition, MSLs are available to address clinical questions, deliver scientific and technical presentations, and provide clinical information as needed.
LYMPHOSEEK is a radioactive diagnostic agent indicated with or without scintigraphic imaging for:
- Lymphatic mapping using a handheld gamma counter to locate lymph nodes draining a primary tumor site in patients with solid tumors for which this procedure is a component of intraoperative management.
- Guiding sentinel lymph node biopsy using a handheld gamma counter in patients with clinically node negative squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, breast cancer or melanoma.
In clinical trials with LYMPHOSEEK, no serious hypersensitivity reactions were reported, however LYMPHOSEEK may pose a risk of such reactions due to its chemical similarity to dextran. Serious hypersensitivity reactions have been associated with dextran and modified forms of dextran (such as iron dextran drugs).
Prior to the administration of LYMPHOSEEK, patients should be asked about previous hypersensitivity reactions to drugs, in particular dextran and modified forms of dextran. Resuscitation equipment and trained personnel should be available at the time of LYMPHOSEEK administration, and patients observed for signs or symptoms of hypersensitivity following injection.
Any radiation-emitting product may increase the risk for cancer. Adhere to dose recommendations and ensure safe handling to minimize the risk for excessive radiation exposure to patients or health care workers.
In clinical trials, no patients experienced serious adverse reactions and the most common adverse reactions were injection site irritation and/or pain (<1%).
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To report suspected adverse reactions, contact Cardinal Health at 1-800-476-5270 or FDA at 1 800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.