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Gadolinium Prescription Drugs

The FDA has made a request to all makers of Gadolinium-based contrast agents to incorporate a warning on the product label. “These contrast agents are used to enhance the quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and can place patients at risk for developing a potentially fatal disease known as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD). Individuals who develop these diseases could have a thickening of their skin and/or other organs, which as a result, can harm their ability to move their body and extended joints and can cause serious pain as well as death. Investigations are evaluating the “Gadolinium-based contrast agents involving patients who have developed nephrogenic systemic fibrosis or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy”.

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