A 41-year-old female asked:
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what does gastrografin look like and what does it taste like?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastrografin: It's a liquid which is given prior to an imaging of GI tract, it tastes awful as I heard from patients but can be drunk with juice to make it taste better.
Answered on Jul 27, 2017
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"gastrografin": This is a contrast material and has calcium in it, which "tastes chalky", but may have some light flavoring to counteract the chalky taste. It is used to outline the stomach and intestinal lining with x-rays of the area to determine ulcers or other abnormalities. It is white or light pink in general.
Answered on Dec 8, 2016

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Probably okay...: There are no listed interactions with ibuprofen + gastrografin (Ref. http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1310-0,860-5675)
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
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Yes: Same as other iodinated contrast. Need to be premeditated with steroids and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you need to take it for a test.
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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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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
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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.
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