Acta Biologica Hungarica

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 187–198 | Cite as

Acetylsalicylic Acid Decreases the Labeling of Blood Constituents with Technetium-99m

  • A. S. FonsecaEmail author
  • J. N. G. Frydman
  • Vanessa C. Rocha
  • M. Bernardo-Filho


Acetylsalicylic acid is the most widely used drug as antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory agent and for secondary prevention of thrombotic phenomena in the heart, brain and peripheral circulation. Drugs can modify the labeling of blood constituents with technetium-99m (99mTc). This work has evaluated the effect of in vivo treatment with acetylsalicylic acid on the in vitro labeling of the blood constituents with 99mTc. Wistar rats were treated with different doses (1.5, 3.0 and 6.0 mg/kg) of acetylsalicylic acid during 1 hour. At higher dose used (6.0 mg/kg) animals were treated during different period of time (0.25, 1.0 and 4.0 hours). Animals treated with physiologic saline solution were used as control. After the labeled process; plasma (P), blood cells (BC), insoluble (IF-P, IF-BC) and soluble (SF-P, SF-BC) fractions were separated. Afterwards, the percentage of radioactivity (%ATI) in each fraction was calculated. The treatment during 1 hour with acetylsalicylic acid at higher dose has significantly (p < 0.05) modified the fixation of 99mTc on blood cells. Considering the results, we suggest that acetylsalicylic acid used at therapeutic doses may interfere with the nuclear medicine procedures related to these blood constituents.


Acetylsalicylic acid blood constituents technetium-99m 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Fonseca
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. N. G. Frydman
    • 2
  • Vanessa C. Rocha
    • 2
  • M. Bernardo-Filho
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Farmacologia e Psicobiologia eUniversidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrasil
  2. 2.Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara GomesUniversidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrasil

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