Iopamidol

Description

Iopamidol 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, venography, urography, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Iopamidol

  • Headache and dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Chest pain and discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin at injection site
  • Bluish lips or skin
  • Tingling of the hands or feet
  • Increased thirst

Uses of Iopamidol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cerebral arteriography
  • Peripheral venography
  • Coronary arteriography
  • Coronary ventriculography
  • Visceral arteriography
  • Visceral aortography
  • Computed tomography
  • Excretory urography
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken by 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?
    Iopamidol is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving Iopamidol.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Iopamidol is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving Iopamidol.

Allergy

Iopamidol is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Iopamidol or any other ingredients present along with it.

Intrathecal Administration

Iopamidol is not recommended for intrathecal administration (into the spine).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

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

Kidney injury

Use of Iopamidol may increase the risk of kidney injury and hence should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Hyperthyroidism

Iopamidol should be used with caution in patients with hyperthyroidism due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Severe local tissue damage

Extravasation during injection may result in severe local tissue damage in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Severe cutaneous adverse reactions

Use of Iopamidol may cause severe cutaneous adverse reactions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Anaphylactoid reactions

Use of Iopamidol may cause fatal anaphylactoid reactions, especially in patients with allergic disorders. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Since Iopamidol is given during procedures, therefore the likelihood of missing a dose is very less.

Overdose

Since Iopamidol 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

Beta blockers

Cyclosporine

Ibuprofen

Disease interactions

Myasthenia Gravis

Iopamidol 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.

Hypertension

Iopamidol should be used with caution in patients with hypertension (increased blood pressure) due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the blood pressure levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Congestive heart failure

Iopamidol should be used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the heart function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Kidney Disease

Iopamidol should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the kidney function, 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.
Iopamidol 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 Iopamidol. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving Iopamidol.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

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

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Non-ionic iodinated contrast media

Schedule

Schedule H

Niopam 300 - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 2 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3898/smpc#INTERACTIONS

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

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=797a11d7-dcd4-43ff-311b-3b48a10da2f2

Iopamidol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 12 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB08947

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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Sep 2019

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