Microsoft word - renal captoprill scan 08.doc

Instructions for a Renal
Captopril Study
Department of Nuclear Medicine & Centre for PET
Date:______________ Time: ______________ Your doctor would like you to have a Renal Captopril Scan. This is a test to look at
the blood flow to kidneys as a possible cause of high blood pressure.

Please report to the Department of Nuclear Medicine

Austin Campus: Level 1 of the Harold Stokes Building, which is located on
Burgundy Street, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Vic.

Repatriation Campus: Level 2 of the Centaur Wing, which is located on
Banksia street, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Vic.

The phone numbers are: Austin (03) 9496-5718 or Repat (03) 9496-2611

If you cannot attend on the day, please call the Department to make another appointment time.

A post-Captopril study alone takes about 2 hours. You are given a Captopril tablet and then you will have your blood pressure measured both lying and standing for the first part of the test, usually 1hour. After this, the scan will begin and you will be given an injection of a radioactive tracer and pictures of the kidneys are taken for about 30 minutes. If you are having a pre and post Captopril study, you will be in the Department for 1 hour in the morning, for the pre-Captopril scan. You will then be asked to return to the Department 3-4 hours later for the post-Captopril scan. You should leave the

You are asked to drink 2-3 glasses of water in the hour before you attend either scan. If you are on any of the medications listed
below, you will be asked to stop them before your appointment.
Please discuss these instructions with your doctor before
stopping any of your tablets.

Please turn the page for the medication list.
Produced by: Department of Nuclear Medicine, April 2008. Date for review: April 2009
STOP the following medication on the day of the test:

Hygroton (Chlorthalidone)
Aldactone (Spironolactone)
Indahexal (Indapamide hemihydrate)
Amizide (Amiloride hydrochloride:
Insig (Indapamide hemihydrate)
Kaluril (Amiloride hydrochloride)
Aprinox (Bendrofluazide)
Lasix (Frusemide)
Chem mart Frusemide (Frusemide)
Lasix High Dose (Frusemide)
Dapa-Tabs (Indapamide hemihydrate)
Midamor (Amiloride hydrochloride;
Diamox (Acetazolamide)
Dichlotride (Hydrochlorothiazide)
Napamide (Indapamide hemihydrate)
Edecril (Ethacrynic acid)
Natrilix (Indapamide hemihydrate)
Frusehexal (Frusemide)
Osmitrol Intravenous infusion (Mannitol)
Frusemide Injection BP (Frusemide)
Spiractin (Spironolactone)
Glucose Injection (Glucose)
Terry White Chemists Frusemide (Frusemide)
Glucose Injection BP 50% (Glucose)
Uremide (Frusemide)
Healthsense Frusemide (Frusemide)
Urex Forte (Frusemide)
Hydrene 25/50 (Hydrochlorothiazide:
Urex Forte-M (Frusemide)
STOP the following medications 4 days before your appointment:

Gen Rx Captopril (Captopril)
Accupril (Quinapril hydrochloride)
GenRX Lisinopril (Lisinopril dihydrate)
Acenorm (Captopril)
Gopten (Trandolapril)
Alpapril (Enalapril maleate)
Health sense Captopril (Captopril)
Amprace (Enalapril maleate)
Healthsense Lisinopril ( Lisinopril dihydrate)
Asig (Quinapril hydrochloride)
Lisinopril-BC (Lisinopril dihydrate
Auspril (Enalapril maleate)
Lisodur (Lisinopril dehydrate)
Capoten (Captopril)
Lotensin (Benazepril)
Captohexal (Captopril)
Monoplus (Fosinopril sodium;
Captopril (Captopril)
Captopril-BC (Captopril)
Monopril (Fosinopril sodium)
Chem mart Captopril (Captopril)
Odrik (Trandolapril)
Chem mart Lisinopril (Lisinopril dihydrate)
Prinivil (Losinopril dehydrate)
Coversyl (Perindopril erbumine)
Ramace (Ramipril)
Coversyl Plus (Indapamide hemihydrate;
Renitec (Enalapril maleate)
Terry White Chemists Captopril (Captopril)
DBL Captopril (Captopril)
Terry White Chemists Lisinopril (Lisinopril
Enahexal (Enalapril maleate)
Enalapril-BC (Enalapril maleate)
Topace (Captopril)
Enzace (Captopril)
Tritace (Ramipril)
Fibsol (Lisinopril dehydrate)
Zestril (Lisinopril dehydrate)
Produced by: Department of Nuclear Medicine, April 2008. Date for review: April 2009
STOP the following medications 4 days before your appointment

(Candesartan cilexetil)
Atacand Plus 16/12.5 (Candesartan cilexetil)
Avapro (Irbesartan)
Avapro HCT (Irebesartan; Hydrochlorothiazide)
Cozaar (Losartan)
Diovan (Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide)
Exforge (Amilodipine and Varsartan)
Karvea (Irbesartan)
Karvezide (Hydrochlorothiazide; Irbesartan)
Micardis (Telmisartan)
Teveten (Eprosartan mesylate)

An important note for women having Nuclear Medicine Scans:
As with any test using radiation, you must contact the Department of Nuclear Medicine
before your appointment if:
you are or may be pregnant,
if you are breast-feeding.
Produced by: Department of Nuclear Medicine, April 2008. Date for review: April 2009


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