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What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving iopamidol (Iopamidol-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370)?
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any type of reaction to another contrast agent.
You should not receive iopamidol if you have any type of active infection.
Before receiving iopamidol, tell your doctor if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive iopamidol, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell 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 baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Older adults may need special care in avoiding dehydration by drinking extra fluids before 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-370, Isovue-300, Isovue-370)?
Iopamidol is given as an injection through a needle placed into the space around your spinal cord. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting during your radiologic test. The medicine must be injected slowly, so the needle will stay in place for 1 to 2 minutes before it is removed.
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.
Some people receiving this medication have had reactions to iopamidol that did not start until 30 to 60 minutes after the medicine was first given. Your doctor or other healthcare provider may want to watch you during this period of time after your injection. This is to make sure you do not have any unwanted side effects or delayed reactions.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain thyroid tests. If you have such tests within 16 days after receiving iopamidol, tell the doctor in charge that you have recently received iopamidol.
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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