Iohexol


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Procedure-specific. Intrathecal: Myelography in significant local or systemic infection where bacteremia is likely; concurrent use with corticosteroids; repeat myelography in the event of technical failure (risk of overdosage). Hysterosalpingography: During menstrual period or when menstrual flow in imminent; presence of infection; pregnancy, 6 mth after termination of pregnancy or 30 days after conization or curettage.
Special Precautions
Asthma or a history of allergies (risk of anaphylactoid reactions is increased); compromised blood-brain barrier (severe neurotoxicity after intrathecal use); epilepsy and brain tumour (higher risk of convulsions); severe hepatic or renal impairment, diabetics with renal impairment, dehydration and others who may be at increased risk of renal failure; multiple myeloma (dehydration from use may cause precipitation of protein in the renal tubules, leading to anuria and fatal renal failure); severe hypertension; advanced cardiac disease; phaeochromocytoma; sickle-cell disease; hyperthyroidism; debilitated, severely ill, very old, or very young patients; occlusive vascular disease. Special care to ensure that 140 and 350 mg iodine/ml solutions are not given intrathecally. Adequate resuscitative facilities should be available when radiographic procedures are undertaken, and patients should be kept under observation for a suitable period after the procedure.
Adverse Reactions
Flushing or a sensation of heat; pain, extravasation, thrombophlebitis at the inj site; nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness; urticaria, pruritus, pallor, sweating, metallic taste, weakness, coughing, rhinitis, sneezing, lachrymation, visual disturbances; hypotension, tachycardia, bradycardia, transient ECG abnormalities, haemodynamic disturbances; dyspnoea, bronchospasm, angioedema, severe urticaria; convulsions, paraesthesia, paralysis; acute renal failure; thromboembolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombocytopenia; hyperthyroidism, thyroid storm thyrotoxicosis.
Potentially Fatal: Profound hypotension, pulmonary oedema, respiratory arrest, ventricular fibrillation, circulatory failure, cardiac arrest, coma.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
V08AB02 - iohexol ; Belongs to the class of watersoluble, nephrotropic, low osmolar preparations used as X-ray contrast media.
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