What is this medicine?
IOPROMIDE (eye oh PROE mide) is a contrast agent. It is used during a CT scan or x-ray to diagnose many different medical conditions. This medicine can be used to see the blood vessels around your heart, brain, kidney, or other structures in your body.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for injection into a blood vessel. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 3 years, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in taste
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
beta-blockers like metoprolol and propranolol
other contrast dyes taken by mouth
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
history of blood clots
history of blood diseases, like sickle cell anemia
history of stroke
lung or breathing disease, like asthma
an unusual or allergic reaction to iopromide, iodine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 17, 2018