Generic Name : Ethiodized Oil
International- Ethiodol. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a poppyseed oil used by injection as a radio-opaque contrast agent for hysterosalpingography and lymphography. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): In Hysterosalpingography- contraindicated in patients with intrauterine pregnancy, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, marked cervical erosion, endocervicitis in the presence of intrauterine bleeding, in the immediate pre-or postmenstrual phase, or within 30 days of curettage or conization and hypersensitivity.
In Lymphography - contraindicated in patients with a right to left cardiac shunt, in patients with advanced pulmonary disease, especially those with alveolar-capillary block, and in patients who have undergone radiotherapy to the lungs and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : The injection should be started at a slow rate, i.e., 0.1 mL to 0.2 mL per minute. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a well-trained healthcare provider. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with cancer, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
* It should not be injected intrathecally or intravascularly, or used in bronchography.
* Thyroid function tests should be performed prior to the administration of this medication. Side Effects :
In Hysterosalpingography - Hypersensitivity, worsening of pelvic inflammatory disease and abdominal pain.
In Lymphography - Temperature elevation, difficulty in breathing and cough.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C). Protect from light.
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