Iohexol

Description

Iohexol is a contrast agent used for radiographic visualization of the internal structures, blood vessels, and other non-bony tissues on a CT scan or other x-ray examinations such as angiography, arteriography, urography, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Iohexol

  • Headache and dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Skin Rash
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Skin discoloration

Uses of Iohexol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Myelography
  • Excretory urography
  • Digital subtraction angiography
  • Head Imaging
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this contrast agent to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual, strength, and intended use.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this contrast agent remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual, strength, and intended use.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Iohexol is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this contrast agent.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Iohexol is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this contrast agent.

Allergy

Iohexol is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to iohexol or any other ingredients present in the formulation.

Bacterial infections

This contrast agent is not recommended for use in patients with significant bacterial infection due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Iohexol is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this contrast agent.

Breast-feeding

Iohexol is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this contrast agent.
General warnings

Intrathecal Use

Some formulations of this contrast agent are intended for intrathecal use. Appropriate risks and benefits must be assessed before administering through the intrathecal route as there is an increased risk of complications which are serious or life-threatening.

Skin reactions

Iohexol should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of serious skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney/Liver Disease

Iohexol should be used with extreme caution in patients with combined kidney/liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizures

Iohexol should be used with extreme caution in patients with seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Since this contrast agent is mostly given before and during a diagnostic procedure, the likelihood of missing a dose is very less.

Overdose

Since Iohexol is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Aciclovir

Acebutolol

Ofloxacin

Metformin

Methamphetamine

Disease interactions

Myasthenia Gravis

Iohexol should be used with caution in patients with myasthenia gravis due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Iohexol is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this contrast agent. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this contrast agent.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Iohexol allows more clear visualization of blood vessels, organs, and associated tissues.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Non-ionic iodinated contrast media

Schedule

Schedule H

Iohexol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 2 January 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/iohexol#section=General-MS

Iohexol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 2 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01362

[Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 2 January 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=442aed6e-6242-4a96-90aa-d988b62d55e8

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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Sep 2019

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