Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Iopamidol-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370
Generic Name: iopamidol (Pronunciation: eye oh PAM ih dol)
What is iopamidol (Iopamidol-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370)?
Iopamidol is in a group of drugs called radiopaque (RAY dee oh payk) contrast agents. Iopamidol contains iodine, a substance that absorbs x-rays. Radiopaque contrast agents are used to allow blood vessels, organs, and other non-bony tissues to be seen more clearly on a CT scan or other radiologic (x-ray) examination.
Iopamidol is used to help diagnose certain disorders of the heart, brain, blood vessels, and nervous system.
Iopamidol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of iopamidol (Iopamidol-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370)?
Some of the side effects of iopamidol can occur up to 24 hours after you have received the medication.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about iopamidol (Iopamidol-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370)?
You should not receive iopamidol if you have any type of active infection.
Drink extra fluids before and after you receive iopamidol. This medication can cause 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 should drink before and after your test.
After receiving iopamidol you will be required to lie as still as possible and keep your head raised above the level of your spine during the test. Avoid abrupt movement or physical straining during your test and for several hours afterward. Too much movement can cause iopamidol to mix with your spinal fluid and increase your risk of serious side effects.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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