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Iodinated Contrast Medication
Most x-ray contrast: In order to show up on x-ray or ct, contrast needs to have a high atomic number and be physiologically available but not permanent! Iodinated compounds satisfy these requirements, whether for intravascular or other uses. Substances like barium sulfate are ok for the gut, but not for injection into veins. In addition, kidneys clear iodinated substances from the body, showing the renal system. ...Read more
In order to show up on x-ray or ct, contrast needs to have a high atomic number and be physiologically available but not permanent! Iodinated compounds satisfy these requirements, whether for intravascular or other uses. Substances like barium sulfate are ok for the gut, but not for injection into veins. In addition, kidneys clear iodinated substances from the body, ...Read more
A computed tomography scan that uses iodinated contrast A magnetic resonance scan that uses a gadolinium contrast agent causes me short of breath help I cant breath when I try to hold my breath on scanner even with the cannula I cant breath need mask?
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I have administered thousands of CT and MR contrast doses over 30 yrs. And breathlessness as described doesn't fit a contrast prob. Did you tolerate non contrast studies while in the machines?
Was your pulse racing when you were breathless? If so, could this be claustrophobia? I trust breath holding is not a prob. Out of the scanner.
May try behavior modification techs. Or hypnosis. Poss. Pre-meds ...Read more
Post MRI contrast, I have been put on zentel and wylosone medication for about a month. Do I have to be careful about anything.
No: It has to be filtered through the kidneys to help visualize the kidney and urinary tract. There are medications that can be given to help the kidney tolerate it better if the kidney function is marginal. ...Read more
My high cholestrol level runs down in the family. I am not obese and I work out. But in contrast my LDL is 270! what medications should I take?
Can a high positive ANA cause allergies? I never had allergy symptoms and now I react to so many things (food, medication, contrast dye, pollen, dust)
Can I take Xanax before a CT scan with contrast? Xanax is a daily medication for me for severe anxiety. I wasn't told not to take any medications but to not eat or drink for 2 hrs prior. Can I still take my medication in the morning before the scan. If the
Probably: This should not be an issue, but contact the radiologist who is performing the test to be sure before just taking any medication. ...Read more
I've had GERD my entire life just these past three months it's gotten chronic. Sore and pain in the throat for three months. Medication with no effect my ENT doctor ordered an MRI neck with contrast will I get any answers from this?
We don't know: Your history well enough to predict that. However the fact that an ENT specialist ordered it probably means that s/he wants to rule causes in or out. Take care. ...Read more
It doesn't damage:
The kidney, but rarely dye of the IV cob trast damages the kidney, and since metformin is destroyed by the kidney, it will build up in blood stream to toxic levels with resulting high risk of life-threatening side effect
so one stops meftformin before the conrast, check kidnet function 2 days later- if normal can restart metformin. ...Read more
Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.
Maybe: Ct without contrast can show some problems, but it is much more sensitive with contrast. Oral contrast particularly helps with intestinal evaluation, but IV can also be of benefit. Definitely get evaluated by a doctor first to see if they think you would benefit from a scan at all. And perhaps consider discussing your allergy concerns with an allergist. ...Read more
Can having sp. Injections w/ lidocaine, Depo-Provera medrol, (methylprednisolone) isovue contrast dye affect a drug urinalysis?
No: This will not affect drug screens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more