Gadofosveset trisodium


Name: Gadofosveset trisodium
Type: small molecule
Groups: approved
Indication: Gadofosveset trisodium is indicated for use as a contrast agent in magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to evaluate aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) in adults with known or suspected peripheral vascular disease.
Accession Number: DB06705 ( DB06705)
Description: Gadofosveset trisodium is an intravenous contrast agent used with magnetic resonance angiography(MRA), which is a non-invasive way of imaging blood vessels. The agent allows for the vascular system to be imaged more clearly by the MRA. In this way, gadofosveset trisodium is used to help diagnose certain disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Prescription Products:
NameDosageStrengthRouteMarketing StartMarketing EndCountry
Ablavarsolution244 mgintravenous12-10-2010Canada
Ablavarinjection, solution244 mg/mLintravenous12-12-2008US
Vasovistsolution244 mgintravenous20-08-200706-08-2009Canada

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AblavarGadofosveset trisodium
AblavarGadofosveset trisodium
VasovistGadofosveset trisodium

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  • Diagnostic Agents


Indication: Gadofosveset trisodium is indicated for use as a contrast agent in magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to evaluate aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) in adults with known or suspected peripheral vascular disease.
Pharmacodynamics: Not Available
Mechanism of action: Gadofosveset binds reversibly to endogenous serum albumin resulting in longer vascular residence time than non-protein binding contrast agents. The binding to serum albumin also increases the magnetic resonance relaxivity of gadofosveset and decreases the relaxation time (Tl) of water protons resulting in an increase in signal intensity (brightness) of blood.
Absorption: Not Available
Volume of distribution:
    48 ± 16 mL/kg

Protein binding: 80-90%
Metabolism: Not Available
Route of elimination: Gadofosveset is eliminated primarily in the urine with approximately 83.5% of an injected dose excreted in the urine over 14 days. Ninety-four percent (94%) of urinary excretion occurs in the first 72 hours. A small portion of gadofosveset dose is recovered in feces (approximately 4.7%).
Half life: 18.5 hours
Clearance: Not Available
Toxicity: Gadolinium-based contrast agents increase the risk for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with acute or chronic severe renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate < 30 mL/min/1.73m²).
Affected organisms
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Dosage forms
Injection, solutionintravenous244 mg/mL
Solutionintravenous244 mg

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Kingdom: Organic compounds
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Alternative Parents:
  • Alpha amino acids
  • Carbonyl compounds
  • Carboxylic acid salts
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Dialkyl phosphates
  • Diphenylmethanes
  • Hydrocarbon derivatives
  • Organic phosphoric acids
  • Organic sodium salts
  • Organic zwitterions
  • Phosphoethanolamines
  • Trialkylamines

  • Alkyl phosphate
  • Alpha-amino acid
  • Alpha-amino acid or derivatives
  • Amine
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
  • Benzenoid
  • Carbonyl group
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid salt
  • Dialkyl phosphate
  • Diphenylmethane
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Organic alkali metal salt
  • Organic phosphate
  • Organic phosphoric acid derivative
  • Organic salt
  • Organic sodium salt
  • Organic zwitterion
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Pentacarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Phosphoethanolamine
  • Phosphoric acid ester
  • Tertiary aliphatic amine
  • Tertiary amine


Synthesis Reference: Not Available
General Reference: # Raman FS, Nacif MS, Cater G, Gai N, Jones J, Li D, Sibley CT, Liu S, Bluemke DA: 3.0-T whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography: comparison of gadobenate dimeglumine and gadofosveset trisodium. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Mar 21. "Pubmed": # Hrdina L, Kocher M, Herman M, Cerna M, Kozak J, Tudos Z, Mahathmakanthi S, Langova K: Comparison of the quality of lower limb magnetic resonance angiographies performed with different paramagnetic contrast agents in relation to body mass index and ejection fraction. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2012 Jun;156(2):164-70. doi: 10.5507/bp.2011.058. "Pubmed": # Thouet T, Schnackenburg B, Kokocinski T, Fleck E, Nagel E, Kelle S: Visualization of chronic myocardial infarction using the intravascular contrast agent MS-325 (gadofosveset) in patients. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:236401. doi: 10.1100/2012/236401. Epub 2012 Mar 12. "Pubmed": # Milot L, Haider M, Foster L, McGregor C, Law C: Gadofosveset trisodium in the investigation of focal liver lesions in noncirrhotic liver: Early experience. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Sep;36(3):738-42. doi: 10.1002/jmri.23650. Epub 2012 Apr 5. "Pubmed": # Caravan P: Protein-targeted gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents: design and mechanism of action. Acc Chem Res. 2009 Jul 21;42(7):851-62. doi: 10.1021/ar800220p. "Pubmed":
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