IOPAMIDOL

(eye oh PAM ih dol) Brand: Iopamidol-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370

What is the most significant information I must know about iopamidol?

• You must not receive iopamidol if you have any type of active infection.

• Speak your doctor if you have asthma, hay fever, or history of food or drug allergies, especially if you have had any type of reaction to other contrast agent.

• Drink extra fluids till and after you receive iopamidol. This medicine can reason you to get dehydrated, which can lead to dangerous effects on your kidneys. Follow your doctor's instructions about the types and amount of fluids you must drink till and after your test.

• After receiving iopamidol you will be required to lie as still as possible and hold your head raised above the level of your spine during the test. Avoid abrupt movement or physical straining during your test and for different hours afterward. Too many movement can reason iopamidol to mix with your spinal fluid and magnify your risk of serious side effects.

What is iopamidol?

Iopamidol is in a group of drugs called radiopaque (RAY dee oh payk) contrast agents. Iopamidol contains iodine, a stuff that absorbs x-rays. Radiopaque contrast agents are used to let blood vessels, organs, and another non-bony tissues to be seen more clearly on a CT scan or another radiologic (x-ray) examination.

Iopamidol is used to help diagnose determined disorders of the heart, brain, blood vessels, and nervous system.

Iopamidol may also be used for purposes another than those listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till receiving iopamidol?

• Speak your doctor if you have ever had any type of reaction to other contrast agent.

• You must not receive iopamidol if you have any type of active infection.

• Till receiving iopamidol, speak your doctor if you have:

· a brain tumor or hematoma;

· a last head or brain injury;

· epilepsy or another seizure disorder;

· kidney disease;

· liver disease;

· sickle cell anemia;

· multiple sclerosis;

· alcoholism;

· a history of stroke, blood clots, or circulation problems;

· asthma, hay fever, or a history of food or drug allergies;

· diabetes;

· multiple myeloma (bone cancer);

· pheochromocytoma; or

· a thyroid disorder.

• If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive iopamidol, or you may need a dosage adjustment or particular trials during treatment.

• FDA pregnancy category B. This medicine is not expected to be deleterious to an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

• It is not known whether iopamidol passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

• Older adults may need particular care in avoiding dehydration by drinking extra fluids till and after the radiologic test. Your kidney function may also need to be watched closely after you have received iopamidol.

How is iopamidol used?

Iopamidol is given as an injection through a needle placed into the space near your spinal cord. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting during your radiologic test. The medication should be injected slowly, so the needle will remain in seat for 1 to 2 minutes till it is removed.

• Drink extra fluids till and after you receive iopamidol. This medicine can reason you to get dehydrated, which can lead to dangerous effects on your kidneys. Follow your doctor's instructions about the types and amount of fluids you must drink till and after your test.

• After receiving iopamidol you will be required to lie as still as possible and hold your head raised above the level of your spine during the test.

• Some people receiving this medicine have had reactions to iopamidol that did not start before 30 to 60 minutes after the medication was first given. Your doctor or another healthcare provider may want to watch you during this period of time after your injection. This is to create certain you do not have any unwanted side effects or delayed reactions.

• This medicine can reason you to have unusual results with determined thyroid trials. If you have such trials within 16 days after receiving iopamidol, speak the doctor in charge that you have recently received iopamidol.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since iopamidol is used only during your radiologic test, you will not be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention if you think you have received too many of this medication. Symptoms of an iopamidol overdose may include seizure (convulsions).

What must I avoid while receiving iopamidol?

• Do not let yourself to become dehydrated during the first little days after receiving iopamidol. Call your doctor if you have any vomiting or diarrhea during this time. Follow your doctor's instructions about the types and amount of fluids you must drink.

• Avoid abrupt movement or physical straining during your test and for different hours afterward. Too many movement can reason iopamidol to mix with your spinal fluid and magnify your risk of serious side effects.

What are the possible side effects of iopamidol?

• Some of the side effects of iopamidol can occur up to 24 hours after you have received the medication.

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

· urinating smaller than normal or not at all;

· severe headache lasting different days, especially if you also have nausea and vomiting;

· seizure (convulsions);

· feeling light-headed, fainting;

· uneven heartbeat;

· wheezing or trouble breathing;

· fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;

· severe swelling of the glands in your neck or jaw; or

· pain, tenderness, redness, or skin changes where the medication was injected.

• Another smaller serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

· headache;

· nausea, vomiting;

· joint or muscle pain;

· back ache, stiff neck;

· numbness, warmth, or tingly feeling;

· burning or tingling pain in your lower back, buttocks, or the back of your leg;

· ringing in your ears;

· heighten sweating, itchy skin;

· chills, stuffy nose, sneezing;

· problems with your vision or hearing; or

· confusion, slurred speech.

• Side effects another than those listed here may also occur. Conversation to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect iopamidol?

• Do not use a phenothiazine medication to treat nausea or vomiting for at least 48 hours after receiving iopamidol. Phenothiazines include chlopromazine (Thorazine), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), promazine (Sparine), promethazine (Phenergan), thiethylperazine (Torecan), and triflupromazine (Stelazine).

• Till receiving iopamidol, speak your doctor if you are using any of the next drugs:

· seizure medicines (Dilantin, Tegretol, and others);

· cool medication, diet pills;

· a stimulant such as Ritalin, Adderall, Cafergot, Dexedrine;

· medication to treat a mental diseases such as schizophrenia;

· an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam); or

· antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), or nortriptyline (Pamelor).

• If you are using any of these drugs, you may need to stop using them for a short time till receiving iopamidol.

• There may be another drugs not listed that can affect iopamidol. Speak your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal commodity, and drugs predesigned by another doctors. Do not start using a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your doctor or pharmacist has more information about iopamidol written for health professionals that you may read.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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