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What is the definition or description of: iodinated contrast?

What is the definition or description of: iodinated contrast?

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Iodinated Contrast (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Need more info: 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

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Is there a medication that stops CT contrast from being filtered through the kidneys?

Is there a medication that stops CT contrast from being filtered through the kidneys?

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

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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?

Crestor or Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor are both top choices. Consider Lipitor (atorvastatin) since it has a generic and is much cheaper. If neither of those work you may have to add on a bile acid sequestrant like Questran which also has generic. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

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

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Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

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

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

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

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

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

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

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

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Nausea: Nauzene is used to treat nausea. It is a combination of dextrose; fructose; phosphoric acid. Though it is a rather safe drug, your need for a drug for nausea (i assume it is chronic) should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Can any medication make someone to be darker?

Can any medication make someone to be darker?

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

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What medications needed after the angeoplast?

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