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Ioxilan - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Ioxilan

Generic Name : Ioxilan
Latest prescription information about Ioxilan. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Diagnostic Agents
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Ioxilan

International- Oxilan.
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Why is Ioxilan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonionic, water-soluble, triiodinated x-ray contrast agent, prescribed for cerebral arteriography, excretory urography and Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomographic (CECT) imaging of the head and body.  

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When should Ioxilan not be taken? (Contraindications)

Not for intrathecal use.

What is the dosage of Ioxilan?

Intra-Arterial: (350 mgl/mL)-
Left and Right Coronary: 2mLto10mL (0.7 to 3.5 gl)
Left Ventricle: 25 mL to 50 mL (8.75 to 17.5 gl)
Intravenous: (300 mgl/mL or 350 mgl/mL)
CECTof the Head: The usual dose is 100 mL to 200 mL (30 to 60 gl)
CECTof the Body: The usual dose is 50 mL to 200 mL (15 to 60 gl)

How should Ioxilan be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or artery.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ioxilan?

• Avoid intrathecal administration; otherwise it may lead to serious side effects such as death, stroke, convulsion, coma, paralysis etc.

• It may lead to dehydration; drink adequate fluid.

• It is advisable to give general anesthesia in some patients.

• Caution should be exercised in patients with heart disease, diabetes, dehydration, kidney or liver impairment, poor immunity, known thyroid disorder, multiple myeloma, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Ioxilan?

   Body As A Whole : Headache, fever, blood clot at injection site, chills, allergic reaction, weakness, chest and back pain, swelling of the neck and face, pain, swelling in the extremities.
   Heart : Chest pain, high or low blood pressure, slow heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, fainting, fast heart rate, and dilatation of blood vessels.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, indigestion, difficulty in swallowing, gastrointestinal bleeding, ileus, liver failure.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, drowsiness, tingling, night blindness, fainting, decreased muscle tone.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, inflammation of pharynx, nose inflammation.
   Eye and ENT : Abnormal vision, eye inflammation, taste perversion.
   Genitourinary : Absence of urination, painful urination, blood in urine, infection of urinary tract, and , kidney failure.
   Skin : Itching, increased sweating, hives and rash.

What are the other precautions for Ioxilan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ioxilan?

Store at room temperature between 15°and30°C.




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