What is this medicine?
IOVERSOL 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. It can also be used to help diagnose blood clots.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. 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. Special care may be needed.
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
changes in vision
fast or irregular heart beat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report 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:
metformin and combination drugs containing metformin
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
medicines for blood pressure
some 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:
blood clots or stroke
heart disease or heart failure
sickle cell disease
an unusual or allergic reaction to iohexol, iodine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Follow all instructions of your health care provider before and after your test. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 17, 2018