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If i'm allergic to ivp dye, i.E. Iodine, can I take wellbutrin (bupropion)?

If i'm allergic to ivp dye, i.E. Iodine, can I take wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Should be able to: Wellbutrin (bupropion) (zyban, generic name buproprion) is used to treat depression and other conditions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) affects the brain chemical transmitters Dopamine and norepinephrine. The medication does not contain iodine and is not related to iodine. Persons allergic to iodine or iodinated IV contrast should check with their doctors, but should not be at increased risk of reactions to wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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If someone is allergic to Iodine, is there a strong possibility they are allergic to IV dye as well?

If someone is allergic to Iodine, is there a strong possibility they are allergic to IV dye as well?

Short Ans is MAYBE: In most people's minds when you say IV contrast dye the word IODINE likely comes up....In other words, if we were on MEDICAL FAMILY FEUD and Richard Dawson were to say, "Name the top 5 chemical substances contained in IV DYE...." Well, first you'd ask to see the guy's credentials since Dawson's been dead for awhile now....Second, you'd realize that Iodine is only TYPE of IV dye but good to check ...Read more

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If you are allergic to ivp dye can you use over-the-counter iodine in the bottle?

If you are allergic to ivp dye can you use over-the-counter iodine in the bottle?

Yes: Allergy to IV contrast dye does not have anything to do with iodine. Thus, it is okay to use products with iodine in people who have iv contast allergy. However, it is possible to have a separate, typically contact allergy, to iodine-based cleansers. ...Read more

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If allergic to MRI dye will i be able to get radiation iodine for my thyroid cancer?

If allergic to MRI dye will i be able to get radiation iodine for my thyroid cancer?

It is ok: Always worth mentioning your allergy history when having a medical procedure done. But this should be ok as ablative iodine and MRI contrast should not be related. ...Read more

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How long does it take for iodine dye to leave the kidneys?

How long does it take for iodine dye to leave the kidneys?

Well,: The plasma half life of iodine is 2 hours. However, iodine media is cleared of body within 24 hours. ...Read more

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I've had multiple cat scans with iodine dye. I'm getting an MRI with the dye tomorrow. Will this harm me?

They will do: Blood work before procedure if you haven't had it done recently. The blood urea nitrogen ; other renal function test are important.- if normal ; no allergy, you should not have a problem. ...Read more

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Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

Not aware of testing: The risk of an adverse reaction to non ionic IV contrast dye is very low, less than 1 in 100 injections. Most of the reactions are mild and easily treated. Severe reactions occur in 1-2 per 10, 000 injections of IV non ionic contrast. If a person was severely allergic to many different things, perhaps a consultation with an allergist could be obtained. ...Read more

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My middle right side of stomach is enlarged. An ultrasound showed abnormal large shadow but MRI (no dye...Just lots of iodine) showed normal. Ideas?

My middle right side of stomach is enlarged.  An ultrasound showed abnormal large shadow but MRI (no dye...Just lots of iodine) showed normal.  Ideas?

Abdominal wall: If you think the left or right side of your abdomen is sticking out and imaging is normal, it might be caused by an abdominal wall weakness or hernia. If you have had a abdominal surgical incision, a ventral hernia may occur causing a bulge or protuberance. These kinds of hernias are often painless and are found on physical examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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After DRESS syndrome felt due to a spinal orthopedic implant, the implant was removed but the patient developed body aches, electrical sensation.....?

After DRESS syndrome felt due to a spinal orthopedic implant, the implant was removed but the patient developed body aches, electrical sensation.....?

Complimentary Medicine: specifically ACUPUNCTURE may be worth a trial. Evaluation by a State Licensed Acupucturist followed by six treatments is the usual trial. It is very valuable for pain and fatigue in a significant # of very frustrating cases. Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more