Brand Names : Relefact TRH
Before Having This Test
In deciding to use a diagnostic test, any risks of the test must be weighed
against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make.
Also, test results may be affected by other things. For protirelin, the following
should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to protirelin. Also tell your health care professional if
you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or
Pregnancy - Studies have not been done in humans. However, studies
in rabbits have shown that protirelin increases the chance of death of the
fetus when given in doses 11/2 and 6 times the human dose.
Breast-feeding - Protirelin has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies. However, it may cause extra swelling of the breasts and
leaking of milk for up to 2 or 3 days after it is given.
Children - This medicine has been tested in children and, in
effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems
in children than it does in adults.
Older adults - This medicine has been tested and has not been shown
to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of protirelin. Make sure you tell your doctor
if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Heart or blood vessel disease or
High blood pressure or
Stroke (history of) - Sudden changes in blood pressure caused
by protirelin may put patients with these conditions at greater risk
Kidney disease - Test results may be affected if patient has
Preparation for This Test
Your doctor may
ask you not to eat for several hours before the test or to eat a low-fat meal
before the test. This will not be necessary for all patients. If it is necessary
for you, follow your doctor's instructions carefully
. Otherwise, this test may not work and may have to be done again.