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Angiografin Infusion

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Overview

Introduction

Angiografin Infusion is used as a diagnostic agent. It is a dye used in various imaging tests (like X-ray, angiography, etc.) to visualize certain body parts.

It is injected into the body following which it coats the organs like stomach and esophagus, making it easy to visualize the organs in X-ray or CT-scan examinations. This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Uses of Angiografin Infusion

  • Diagnostic agent

Side effects of Angiografin Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Angiografin

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Angiografin Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Angiografin Infusion works

Diatrizoate meglumine belongs to group of drugs called Iodinated radiopaque contrast medium. It works by coating the stomach, esophagus or duodenum (part of small intestine) but not absorbed by the body so that these organs can be easily visualized in X-ray or CT-scan examinations.
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Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Angiografin Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Angiografin Infusion is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Angiografin Infusion is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Angiografin Infusion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Angiografin Infusion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Angiografin Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Angiografin Infusion?

Not applicable. Angiografin Infusion is given before imaging test, so it is important to take it at the time as advised by the doctor. If you miss the dose, your test results can be inaccurate.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

• Do not use diatrizoate meglumine with metformin and propranolol as it may cause serious side effects.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe reactions, seizures, trouble in breathing, or tightness in the chest.
• Tell your doctor if you have severe heart disease, swelling in the neck caused by enlargement of thyroid gland.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients who are allergic to diatrizoate meglumine or iodine should avoid it.
• Patients with overactive thyroid gland should not be administered diatrizoate meglumine.

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References

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Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
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