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FDA Approves Gadavist for Central Nervous System Scans
Date:3/15/2011

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Those receiving Gadavist during the studies reported headache and nausea as the most common adverse reactions. Other adverse events associated with Gadavist included hypersensitivity reactions, involving cardiovascular, respiratory, or skin effects ranging from mild to severe.

Gadavist is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, N.J.

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