Omnipaque Side Effects
Omnipaque | iohexal injection side effects and adverse reactions include:
- nausea and vomiting
- neck ache
- back ache
- muscle stiffness
- "heavy" feeling
- low blood pressure
- problems urinating
- light sensitivity
Omnipaque | iohexol oral administration side effects and adverse reactions include:
- nausea and vomiting
In children signs of mild allergic reaction as well as hallucinations have been known to occur.
Warnings & Recalls for Omnipaque
- Only Omnipaque 240 and Omnipaque 300 are approved for intrathecal use. It is very important that forms of Omnipaque not approved for intrathecal use, especially Omnipaque 350, are not used intrathecally. Not adhering to this precaution may cause serious adverse reaction that may lead to injury or death.
- Administration of corticosteroids together with Omnipaque is contraindicated and can cause serious adverse reactions that may lead to injury or death.
- Special caution should be exercised when using Omnipaque on tatients with seizure disorder.
Tell your doctor if:
- you are pregnant
- you have diabetes, multiple myeloma, thyroid disease, sickle cell disease, or pheochromocytoma.
- you are taking any medications
- you have any food or drug allergies
Omnipaque Treatment and Use
Omnipaque | iohexol is a contrast material that is used as a diagnostic agent to conduct image testing on the brain (via intrathecal injection), urinary tract, uterus, and fallopian tubes. It is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
How does Omnipaque work?
Organic iodine compounds like the contrast agent Omnipaque | iohexol works by blocking x-rays that go through a patient’s body during testing. This allows iodine containing structures to be shown in contrast to those that do not contain iodine and will give your doctor a better picture of what is going on in your body.
Omnipaque is administered either orally or via injection by a healthcare professional in a clinical or hospital setting in one of the following forms:
- Omnipaque 140
- Omnipaque 180
- Omnipaque 210
- Omnipaque 240
- Omnipaque 300
- Omnipaque 350
Anesthesia is most often unecessary when conducting tests of the type indicated for Omnipaque. Your doctor will decide if anesthesia is needed for sedation purposes as well as the concentration and volume of Omnipqaque.
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Posted on May 19, 2012