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Contrapaque 300mg Infusion

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Overview

Introduction

Contrapaque 300mg Infusion is known as a contrast agent. It is injected into the body before an X-ray test to enhance the visibility of internal body structures.

Contrapaque 300mg Infusion is injected by the doctor during the X-ray examination. The amount you are given will depend on what you are being treated for and how much you need for the examination procedure. 
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Most of these usually go away within a short time of the injection. If you are bothered by them or they go on for longer, talk to your doctor or nurse. It is advisable to stay hydrated before the procedure starts to prevent kidney damage. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Uses of Contrapaque Infusion

Side effects of Contrapaque Infusion

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Contrapaque Infusion

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

How Contrapaque Infusion works

Iohexol belongs to a class of drugs known as radiographic contrast agents. It enhances imaging due to its high Iodine content attenuating the beam of X-rays during examination.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Contrapaque 300mg Infusion.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Contrapaque 300mg 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
Contrapaque 300mg 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 Contrapaque 300mg Infusion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Contrapaque 300mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Contrapaque 300mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Contrapaque 300mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Contrapaque 300mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Contrapaque Infusion?

Not applicable. Contrapaque 300mg 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

• Keep yourself well hydrated before consumption of any contrast media to prevent any kidney damage.
• Inform your doctor if you are diabetic or if you have cancer, pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor), blood disorder (Sickle cell anemia) or thyroid disorder or if you have a history of fits (epilepsy), heart diseases, multiple sclerosis or alcoholism.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain spreading to other parts of body, headache, and numbness after receiving iohexol. 
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to Iohexol or any of its ingredients and any other iodinated contrast media should avoid taking it.
• Patient with any local or systemic infection which may cause infection in blood (bacteremia) or receiving other medicine such as corticosteroids in case the contrast media has to be administered intrathecal (within the layers of spinal cord) should avoid taking Iohexol.

Patient Concerns

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My bilirubin levels are higher than normal which is 1.85 against a range of 0.3 to 1.2. I do get my body tests done every year and it is high for several years now and not coming. Down, this time I got my liver function test done specifically to see the results which I'm attaching here. I lead a healthy lifestyle by spending close to 8 hrs doing running and exercise in a week. I occasionally consume alcohol, average once a week that beer. Let me know the remedies.
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Internal Medicine
Tab udilive 300mg 1OD FOR 10 DAYS
Having a gas problem at night. In day time I am ok
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Take tab aciloc 300mg at night for two weeks
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FAQs

Q. How does Iohexol work?

Iohexol contains iodine and works by enhancing contrasts to body parts and fluids. Iohexol improves the images obtained during a CT scan for easily diagnose your condition

Q. Is Iohexol radioactive?

No, it is not radioactive

Q. Is Iohexol water soluble?

Yes. Iohexol is a water soluble iodinated contrast medium.
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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 730.
  2. Iohexol. Cork, Ireland: GE Healthcare Ireland Limited; 1985 [revised Apr. 2018]. [Accessed on 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Chaves RG, Lamounier JA. Breastfeeding and maternal medications. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(5 Suppl):S189-98. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 3 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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