A 36-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

risk of gastrografin allergy?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Same as other iodinated contrast. Need to be premeditated with steroids and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you need to take it for a test.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Many: Allergic reactions to any drug vary widely from patient to patient. In my experience, it is very uncommon to have an allergic reaction to gastrografi ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Prior reaction: the only way to know for sure is if you have had a previous allergic reaction to Gastrografin. Reactions to oral contrast agents are rare.
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Difficult : Unless one has had an allergic reaction to gastrograffin in the past or trouble with dye studies on the past, it is very difficult to predict if the f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Iodine allergy: Here is the fda blurb: anaphylactic reactions: anaphylactic reactions, including fatalities, have been reported with the use of gastrografin. Patients ... Read More
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month