Radiological Non-ionic contrast media (By injection)
Helps parts of your body show up better during imaging tests.
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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to any contrast dye.
How to Use This Medicine:
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine. It is given through a needle placed in an artery or a vein.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- There are many medicines that can interact with a contrast dye. Make sure your doctor knows the names of all the medicines you use, especially metformin or a beta-blocker medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you have recently received any other contrast dyes or medicines.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart or blood vessel problems, heart failure, a blood disorder (including anemia or sickle cell disease), diabetes, lung disease, thyroid problems, multiple sclerosis, pheochromocytoma, or multiple myeloma. Tell your doctor if you have a history of stroke, heart attack, or seizures. Tell your doctor if you have asthma, hay fever, or an allergy to any food or iodine.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Kidney problems
- Blood clotting problems
- Changes in heart rhythm
- Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood
- Decrease in how much or how often you urinate, bloody or cloudy urine, lower back or side pain
- Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
- Muscle stiffness or weakness, stiff joints or trouble moving, bone pain
- Numbness or weakness on one side of your body, pain in your lower leg (calf)
- Pain, itching, burning, redness, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
- Skin rash, swelling, hardness, tightness, burning, or itching, red or dark patches
- Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild feeling of burning, warmth, coldness when the medicine is injected
- Nausea, vomiting
- Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 6/4/2018