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Omnipaque 350mg Infusion

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Overview

Introduction

Omnipaque 350mg 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.

Omnipaque 350mg 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 Omnipaque Infusion

  • Diagnostic agent

Side effects of Omnipaque Infusion

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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 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.
  • 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 Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Omnipaque Infusion

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

How Omnipaque 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 Omnipaque 350mg Infusion.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Omnipaque 350mg 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
Omnipaque 350mg 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 Omnipaque 350mg Infusion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Omnipaque 350mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Omnipaque 350mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Omnipaque 350mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Omnipaque 350mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Omnipaque Infusion?

Not applicable. Omnipaque 350mg 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.
Omnipaque 350mg Infusion
₹14.66/ml of Infusion
Contrapaque 350mg Infusion
J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹21.82/ml of Infusion
49% costlier

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.

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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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