Proper usage of Visipaque requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders. Visipaque is injected into the veins (intravenous route).
The doctor will determine the amount of Visipaque to be injected based on the patient’s age and the target organs.
Only a health professional can give you Iodixanol. Care must be taken to avoid contamination and ensure sterility while the medication is administered.
Iodixanol is injected before the x-ray test. The doctor may also give you other medicines to reduce side effects.
After the test, the doctor will teach you to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Dehydration can cause complications to the kidneys.
Older and elderly patients may need closer monitoring to make sure they do not become dehydrated after the test.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Visipaque, there are some precautions you must take. If you experienced burning sensation, pain or swelling while Visipaque is injected, tell it to your caregivers immediately.
It is very important not to become dehydrated after taking Visipaque. Drink a glass of water at least every hour and have easy access to the toilet to urinate. Visipaque is eliminated in the urine, and can hurt the kidneys if you become dehydrated or unable to urinate.
Call the doctor right away if you become dehydrated (increased thirst, dry mouth, and weakness), have noticeably reduced urine output or have a fever after the test.
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