Generic Name : Diatrizoate Pronunciation : dye-uh-TRY-zoh-ate Therapeutic Classification : Diagnostic Agents ICD Code : Y57.6
International- Gastrografin, MD-Gastroview. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a radiocontrast agent, prescribed for radiographic examination of the gastrointestinal tract. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in pregnant women.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adults - Oral, from 90 mL to 180 mL of a 25 to 40 percent solution.
Enema, from 500 mL to 1000 mL of a 15 to 25 percent solution.
Infants and Children - Oral, from 30 mL to 75 mL of a 20 to 40 percent solution.
Enema, from 100 mL to 500 mL of a 10 to 15 percent solution, depending on weight of patient. How it should be taken :
It comes as a powder (to be diluted with fluid) to take by mouth usually 15 to 30 minutes prior to test procedure. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of thyroid problems (e.g., hyperthyroid, goiter), stomach problems, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, liver or kidney impairment, emotional stress, any allergy, children, during breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, rash, itching.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (15 to 25Â°C).
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