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Loxaglate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Loxaglate

Generic Name : Loxaglate
Latest prescription information about Loxaglate. 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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Loxaglate

International- Hexabrix.

Why is Loxaglate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a diagnostic radiopaque medium, prescribed for radiographic examination of the heart chambers and thoracic veins and arteries in children.  


When should Loxaglate not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Loxaglate?

Older Children: The recommended single dose is 30-45 mL.
Infants and Young Children: The recommended single dose is about 1.5 mL/kg (range 1 mL/kg to 2 mL/kg).
Test dose is about 4 mL/kg.

How should Loxaglate be taken?

• It is injected into the vein by using seperate intravenous line which should be given by the medical personnel.
• The temperature of loxaglate should be closer or equal to body temperature while administering.
• Analgesic or tranquiliser drugs can be given prior administering loxaglate.
• If any allergic reaction occurs the injection has to be stopped.

What are the warnings and precautions for Loxaglate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with kidney disease, heart disease, sickle cell anemia, thyroid disease, pulmonary hypertension, hypertension, cervical or tubal carcinoma, and any allergy.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of cardiac arrest, convulsions, stroke, coma, paralysis, kidney failure; monitor vital signs and symptoms regularly while using this medication and immediately contact your healthcare provider if anyone of these conditions occurs.

What are the side effects of Loxaglate?

   Serious Effects : Death, cardiac arrest, convulsions, stroke, coma, paralysis, kidney failure.
   Heart : Low blood pressure, shock, chest pain, heart attack, abnormal hart rhythm, and cardiac arrest.

What are the other precautions for Loxaglate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Loxaglate?

Store below (30°C). Do not freeze and protect from light.

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