Active Ingredient(s): Iohexol
Category: Diagnostic Aid

Omnipaque Overview

Iohexol, sold under the trade names Omnipaque among others, is a contrast agent used during X-rays.[1] This includes when visualizing arteries, veins, ventricles of the brain, the urinary system, and joints, as well as during computer tomography (CT scan).[1] It is given by mouth, injection into a vein, or into a body cavity.[2] Side effects include vomiting, skin flushing, headache, itchiness, kidney problems, and low blood pressure.[1] Less commonly allergic reactions or seizures may occur....

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Side Effects With Omnipaque
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Dx: prostate cancer getting CT of abd/pelvis, need to take omnipaque as oral prep what side effects should I expect ## Hi Hardy, The most frequently reported adverse reactions with Omnipaque are headache, mild to moderate pain including backache, neckache and stiffness, nausea, and vomiting. These reactions usually occur 1 to 10 hours after injection, and almost all occur within 24 hours. They are usually mild to moderate in degree, lasting for a few hours, and usually disappearing within 24 hours. Rarely, headaches may be severe or persist for days. Headache is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting and tends to be more frequent and persistent in patients not optimally hydrated. Does this help answer your question? Please post back if you have any other comments or concerns regarding...
Updated 1 year ago.
Diarrhea For 2 Months Following Two PETCT scans each time Has Anyone Else Experienced This
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It can't be a coincidence that I had, and am now having again, diarrhea following each of the last 2 PET CT scans that I have had for melanoma in a lymph node. I have looked up the active ingredient in the CT part, Omnipaque 350, and see that is one study, 42% of 54 people had diarrhea, but it doesn't say how long it lasted. It went away for 3 months in between the scans. Please let me know if you have experienced this. Thanks ## It has been known to cause what's described as 'various GI disturbances', so diarrhea really isn't too surprising. Learn more Omnipaque details here. I don't remember what contrast agent was used when I has one done, but I did have diarrhea for awhile afterwards, as well. I was able to take some over the counter Imodium to clear it u...
Updated 4 years ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • For Solution: 9.7gm/bot
  • Injection: 140mgI/ml, 180mgI/ml, 240mgI/ml, 300mgI/ml, 350mgI/ml
  • Solution: Adults: 1 To 2 Bottles (4.5 G To 9 G Iodine (i)) (2)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Omnipaque: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0407-1401 Omnipaque 302 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by Ge Healthcare Inc.
  • 0407-1411 Omnipaque 388.3 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by Ge Healthcare Inc.
  • 0407-1412 Omnipaque 518 mg/ml Intrathecal; Intravascular; Intravenous; Oral Injection by Ge Healthcare Inc.
  • 0407-1413 Omnipaque 647 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by Ge Healthcare Inc.
  • 0407-1414 Omnipaque 755 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by Ge Healthcare Inc.

Other drugs which contain Iohexol or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

Possibly related Omnipaque Topics:

Side Effects With Omnipaque Dx: prostate cancer getting CT of abd/pelvis, need to take omnipaque as oral prep what side effects should I expect ## H... 2 replies

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