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Dr. Ira Katz
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Iohexol (Overview)

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


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Is it safe to take omnipaque while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take omnipaque while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: No toxicity was shown in animal studies. The main issues is that it is a radio-graphic contract medium, so the question is what is going to be x-rayed? Many studies can be done without contrast. This would be a question for your doctor to review with the radiologist. Lactation studies haven't been reported, but i would recommend doing "pump&dump" for 24 hours after to clear it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Iohexol (Overview)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Iohexol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Iohexol allergy?

Iohexol: Is a non ionic, low osmolar iodinated contrast material commonly used in medical imaging, for example as IV contrast for a CT scan. Allergic reaction is rare, but as in any allergic reaction, can vary from mild(e.g. hives) to life threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between omnipaque and omniscan?

What is the difference between omnipaque and omniscan?

Omnipaque v omniscan: Sound similar and both from the same company, but actually two agents for different modalities. Omnipaque is an iodinated contrast agent used for CT imaging. Omniscan is a paramagnetic, gadolinium based contrast agent used for MRI and MRA. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Omnipaque allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Omnipaque allergy?

Omnipaque: is the trade name of a type of iodine-based X-ray contrast(dye). The main use is in contrast enhanced CT scans, but there are other potential uses in radiology. Allergies are rare, but can occur. An allergic reaction to anything, omnipaque included, can range from minor(e.g. hives) to severe and life-threatening(anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take omnipaque while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: No toxicity was shown in animal studies. The main issues is that it is a radio-graphic contract medium, so the question is what is going to be x-rayed? Many studies can be done without contrast. This would be a question for your doctor to review with the radiologist. Lactation studies haven't been reported, but i would recommend doing "pump&dump" for 24 hours after to clear it out. ...Read more

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How long after having omnipaque 100ml injection for ct should i look for unwanted side effects. it has been 3 hours?

How long after having omnipaque 100ml injection for ct should i look for unwanted side effects. it has been 3 hours?

The vast majority: of allergic and idiosyncratic reactions occur immediately or within minutes following injection. Rarely, delayed reactions can occur. By 24 hours most of the contrast is eliminated from your system via the kidneys/urine. At 3 hours, you are highly unlikely to have a reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Omnipaque (Definition)

Omnipaque is an ionic, low osmolar agent which is a kind of ...Read more