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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 ›
Allergy? Renal prob?: Isovue is a common intravenous contrast agent though can be administered by other methods. It is iodine based so there the risk of allergic reaction. Additionally, if you already have problems with your kidney function there is a risk of having acute worsening and you should consult with your treating physician before receiving IV contrast. ...Read more
Contrast Agent: Isovue is a contrast agent usually administered through an IV route for an imaging study. When used appropriately is safe with no side effects. Some can be allergic to the agent. Allergic reactions can range from minor such as a rash to more severe reactions such as anaphylactic shock. Sometimes it can cause reversible or irreversible decreased kidney function which is usually dose dependent. ...Read more
Probably not: Two of the best, most rigorously conducted and analyzed studies done in the last few years came to nearly identical conclusions: with normal kidney fxn to begin with modern iodine contrast agents used properly do not result in more kidney problems than is seen in the general population of patients who have medical imaging. In severe kidney disease pts some caution is still needed. ...Read more
Contrast allergies.: Isovue is a contrast agent often used in CT scanning. If someone is allergic, they may have more mild symptoms such as hives after an injection. More significant reactions include feelings of tightness in throat, drop in blood pressure, or facial swelling, shortness of breath, anaphylaxis. Severe allergies are not common but can occur. Discuss any history of prior allergies or asthma with doc ...Read more
All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired.
If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read more
It is possible: Iv contrast can cause temporary kidney problems. If your kidneys are not functioning normally in the first place, they are more susceptible to this. Your doctors should make sure that the benefits of the test that requires contrast outweighs any risks. There are medications that help reduce the risk if you must have the test. ...Read more
Not in Normal people: Patients with compromised kidney function are the only one suffer this complication. Enough fluid intake before and after administration of isovue will help on those patients. A person with normal function should not worry up to 150 ml of Isovue injection. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more