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Any side effects from sestamibi?

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Rare

People rarely have side effects from the tracer sestamibi.
It is more likely to have side effects from other agents used during cardiac stress if you are having a pharmacologic stress. The pharamacologic agents can cause side effects but usually sestamibi is not the culprit.

In brief: Rare

People rarely have side effects from the tracer sestamibi.
It is more likely to have side effects from other agents used during cardiac stress if you are having a pharmacologic stress. The pharamacologic agents can cause side effects but usually sestamibi is not the culprit.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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Dr. David Djang
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Unlikely.

Sestamibi is a fairly common tracer. In 12 years of practice, I do not know of anyone who had side effects from it.

In brief: Unlikely.

Sestamibi is a fairly common tracer. In 12 years of practice, I do not know of anyone who had side effects from it.
Dr. David Djang
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sestamibi SE's

Se's were reported in 5% or less of cases.
Probably depends on dose given & other meds pt is taking. Most commonly reported were rash/hives/itching; nausea/vomiting;edema; headache; chest pain; shortness of breath. Mibi is used in cardiac scans, parathyroid scans, & breast nodule evaluation. Your doc & the radiologist should be able to advise you further.

In brief: Sestamibi SE's

Se's were reported in 5% or less of cases.
Probably depends on dose given & other meds pt is taking. Most commonly reported were rash/hives/itching; nausea/vomiting;edema; headache; chest pain; shortness of breath. Mibi is used in cardiac scans, parathyroid scans, & breast nodule evaluation. Your doc & the radiologist should be able to advise you further.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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