Feridex I.V.

Company
Advanced Magnetics

Approval Status
Approved February 1996

Treatment for
liver cancer

Areas
Cancer & Oncology

Feridex I.V. (generic name ferumoxides injectable solution) has been approved as a contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of liver lesions. Feridex I.V. is the first organ-specific MRI contrast agent to file with the FDA. Through the liver's natural function, the agent is taken up by macrophages found only in healthy liver cells but not in most tumors.

Feridex I.V. is marketed in the United States by Berlex Laboratories. If you have questions regarding Feridex I.V. please contact Berlex Laboratories, Inc. - Department of Epidemiology and Medical Affairs at (800) 888-2407.For product information call (800) 237-5391.

Feridex I.V. is marketed in western Europe by Guerbet S.A. under the tradename Endorem.

Feridex I.V. is marketed in Japan under the tradename Feridex by Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd, in association with Tanabe Seiyaku Ltd.

Feridex I.V. is marketed in Argentina by Temis-Lostaló, in South Korea byTaeJoon Pharmaceuticals, in Israel by Discotrade and in China by Pharmagenesis, Inc.

Feridex I.V. Drug Information

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