Generic Name : Iopromide♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
International- Ultravist. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a molecule used as a contrast medium, for diagnostic procedures (E.g. angiography, and aortography). When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Do not administer this injection intrathecally.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Dose and strength depend on the procedure and route of administration. The maximum recommended total dose of iodine in adults is 86 grams. 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 :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, dehydration, diabetes, congestive heart failure, elderly age, any allergy, who are taking other medications, multiple myeloma, sickle-cell disease, severe thyrotoxicosis, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may lead to dehydration; drink adequate fluid while taking this medication.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of kidney failure, life-threatening or fatal anaphylactoid reactions, thyroid storm, shock and cardiac arrest. If it is so contact your health care provider immediately. Side Effects :
♦ Most Common - Shock, coma, stroke, brain swelling, convulsions, abnormal heart rhythm, cardiac arrest, heart attack, heart failure, slow heart rate, bluish, low blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, lung swelling, respiratory insufficiency and aspiration.
Central Nervous System - Headache, lack of taste.
Eye - Abnormal vision.
Heart - Chest pain, dilation of a blood vessel.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea and vomiting.
Musculoskeletal - Back pain.
Genitourinary - Urinary urgency.
General - Injection site reactions such as bleeding, blood clot, pain, swelling, redness and rash.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 25°C.
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