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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Diatrizoate (Overview)

Diatrizoate is an ionic, high osmolar agent which is a kind of iodinated contrast (contrast medium).


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What does gastrografin look like and what does it taste like?

What does gastrografin look like and what does it taste like?

"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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Diatrizoate (Overview)

Diatrizoate is an ionic, high osmolar agent which is a kind of iodinated contrast (contrast medium).


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Is Ficoll hypaque used for density centrifugation to separate lymphocytes and also density of red blood cells?

Is Ficoll hypaque used for density centrifugation to separate lymphocytes and also density of red blood cells?

Unclear question: Depending on the mixture of these two chemicals the density of the medium is such that red cells sink and white cell float. Measuring density of red cells is not a medical test. ...Read more

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I have allergy to iodine and gastrografin needed for CT scan. Is it safe?

I have allergy to iodine and gastrografin needed for CT scan. Is it safe?

Yes, but...: Reactions to contrast are usually not caused by a true allergy to iodine (which is rare). Low-ionic strength contrast should be used if you have a history of reactions to contrast, and the radiologist will give you antihistamines and corticosteroids (prednisone) before the test to help prevent a reaction. With this regimen, scans are usually very safe. Talk with the radiologist about your concerns. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diatrizoate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Diatrizoate allergy?

Diatrizoate: is an x-ray contrast agent(Hypaque, Gastrograffin). Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli(antigens). Allergy to diatrizoate is rare, but can occur. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild(hives) to life-threatening(anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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Can i take neurofen with gastrografin?

Can i take neurofen with gastrografin?

Probably okay...: There are no listed interactions with ibuprofen + gastrografin (Ref. http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1310-0,860-5675) ...Read more

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What does gastrografin look like and what does it taste like?

"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. ...Read more

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What is a hypaque enema?

What is a hypaque enema?

Hypaque: Is a type of iodinated contrast. It is used for enemas when barium is dangerous. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What is the diff between gastrografin and barium and what does each one see?

What is the diff between gastrografin and barium and what does each one see?

Iodine vs barium: Gastografin (diatrizoic acid) is radiocontrast agent containing iodine and may be used as an alternative to barium sulfate for medical imaging of the gastrointestinal tract, such as upper gastrointestinal series and small bowel series. It is indicated for use in patients who are allergic to barium, or in cases where the barium might be the contraindicated. ...Read more

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Risk of gastrografin allergy?

Risk of gastrografin allergy?

Yes: Same as other iodinated contrast. Need to be premeditated with steroids and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you need to take it for a test. ...Read more

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Gastrografin allergy symptoms?

Gastrografin allergy symptoms?

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 gastrografin. If you have an iodine allergy, then you should avoid gastrografin. Here is link to more detail information: http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/gastrografin.Html. ...Read more

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How to know if you have gastrografin allergy?

How to know if you have gastrografin allergy?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a gastrografin allergy?

How do I know if I have a gastrografin allergy?

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 first exposure will cause a problem. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a gastrografin allergy?

How do you know if you have a gastrografin allergy?

Iodine allergy: Here is the fda blurb: anaphylactic reactions: anaphylactic reactions, including fatalities, have been reported with the use of gastrografin. Patients at increased risk include those with a history of a previous reaction to a contrast medium, patients with a known sensitivity to iodine, and patients with a known clinical hypersensitivity (bronchial asthma, hay fever, and food allergies). Medical p. ...Read more

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Gastrografin for a CT scan, is this urgent?

Gastrografin for a CT scan, is this urgent?

Gastrografin: is just an oral contrast agent (you drink before the CT scan) that helps to better define the gastro-intestinal system, so that any abnormalities of the GI system will be more easily seen. ...Read more

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Do you need to take Gastrografin for a barium enema?

Do you need to take Gastrografin for a barium enema?

Depends: Most commonly, barium is administered into the rectum (along with air) for barium enema. If there is suspicion of bowel perforation, water soluble gastrografin is used instead. Gastrografin is hyperosmolar and can cause fluid shifts (fluid moves from the blood to the GI tract) and should be used with caution in hemodynamically unstable patients. Colon is then imaged with x-rays/fluoroscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Gastrografin (Definition)

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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