Generic Name : Iodipamide
International - Cholografin Meglumine. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a radiopaque contrast medium used for diagnostic tests for the biliary system. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated for use in intrathecal procedures and in patients with known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : IV- Dose: The usual adult dose is 20 mL. For infants and children, the suggested dose is 0.3 to 0.6 mL/kg of body weight; the dosage for infants and children should not exceed 20 mL. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Patient may develop with serious adverse reactions that include death, convulsions, cerebral hemorrhage, coma, paralysis, arachnoiditis, acute renal failure, cardiac arrest, seizures, rhabdomyolysis, hyperthermia, and brain edema; so avoid intrathecal administration. Side Effects :
Restlessness, sensations of warmth, sneezing, perspiration, salivation, flushing, pressure in the upper abdomen, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, chills, fever, headache, pallor and tremors.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Protect from light; store at 20–25°C.
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