Iopromide is a contrast agent injected into your veins to make certain organs much more visible to x-rays and other imaging procedures like computerized tomography (CT) scan, angiography in the lungs, brain, peripheral circulation, heart, and aorta.
Iopromide is an organic iodine compound that blocks x-rays. Therefore, it makes vascular structures show up in x-ray films. Doctors inject Iopromide to diagnose diseases in the body.
Iopromide is used only with doctor’s instructions. Iopromide is a prescription medication.
Before using Iopromide, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Tell the doctor if you have sensitivities or allergies to iodine and other contrast agents before taking Iopromide. You also need to tell your allergies to other foods (especially seafood), medications and other substances.
Iopromide can be used safely to children at older than two years of age. Iopromide can also be used for elderly patients.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Iopromide. Iopromide is an FDA pregnancy category B drug, which makes it relatively safe to pregnant patients. Do not breastfeed after taking Iopromide.
Make sure to tell all the medications you take. Iopromide may interact with certain medications and cause undesirable effects. Alert your doctor if you take medications especially the following:
Make sure to tell all your health problems before taking Iopromide. You need to tell the doctor if you have these health conditions:
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3 Proper Usage
To use Iopromide properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.
Iopromide is an injectable medicine and is given only by a health professional. The doctor will determine your dose based on the imaging procedure.
Usually, the doctor will ask you to drink plenty of fluids before and after taking Iopromide.
Iopromide is injected into a vein. It is given before the procedure. You can only receive Iopromide in a clinic or hospital.
Because a health professional will give you Iopromide and it is given only once at a time, overdosing or missing a dose is highly unlikely.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Iopromide, there are some precautions you must take.
The doctor will monitor you for some time after you receive Iopromide. Make sure to tell anything untoward symptom to the doctor and maintain open communication.
Iopromide may cause a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, which can result in death if not addressed early. Tell the doctor immediately if you have symptoms like breathing difficulties, hives, itching, skin rash, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue or throat.
Make sure you drink plenty of fluids before and after taking Iopromide. This helps eliminate the medication and avoid problems in the kidneys. Ask the doctor for the amount of fluids you need to take daily.
Be on guard for kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated or have kidney issues. Symptoms include agitation, confusion, reduced urine output, dizziness, headache, twitching of muscles, rapid weight gain and swelling of the face, limbs or hands.
If you receive care from another doctor, a dentist or will undergo lab tests, make sure they know you took Iopramide.
Do not take any other medication without asking the doctor first. This includes over-the-counter medications, herbal preparations or supplements.
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