Gadoteridol is an MRI contrasting agent. It is administered in the hospital prior to performing an MRI on the spine, brain or other area of concern. This medication changes the magnetic field around the tissues under observation so that doctors can more easily find any abnormalities when looking at the scan.
This medication should only be administered in a hospital by personnel who are familiar with MRIs and related procedures. Patients should remain in the hospital after the scan to make sure they have no adverse effects to the medication or the scan.
Patients should make sure their doctors know about any health issues or other medications they are on before they take this drug. Gadoteridol can make certain diseases, notably heart disease, kidney disease or seizure disorders, worse. Patients who have impaired kidney function are at particular risk for serious complications because their bodies can’t easily eliminate the medication after the test is finished.