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Doctor insights on: Omnipaque Vs Visipaque

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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Omnipaque (Definition)

Omnipaque is an ionic, low osmolar agent which is a kind of ...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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I am to have Omnipaque 350 x2 (one two hours prior, and one an hour prior to the scan with IV dye. Will this cause diarrhea? Otherwise healthy

I am to have Omnipaque 350 x2 (one two hours prior, and one an hour prior to the scan with IV dye. Will this cause diarrhea? Otherwise healthy

Sometimes: Omnipaque is frequently used as a oral contrast agent for CTs. Some patients do report a cathartic effect with loose stools afterwards but frank diarrhea is not expected. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Could we use ultravist instead of visipaque injection in renal impairment?

Yes: But visipaque is very safe. Literature is divided but I have need using visi since its trials in the early 1990's, and I feel that it is the safest. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ultravist injection instead of visipaque injection in renal impairment patients?

Maybe: It depends on the severity of the renal impairment. Either contrast should be used with caution and only if the benefits are greater than the risks with moderate to severe renal impairment. ...Read more

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A co-worker inj. 100ml of visipaque370 in a pt. With a 2.3 creat level. The necessary md were notified, but did permanent kidney damage ensue?

A co-worker inj. 100ml of visipaque370 in a pt. With a 2.3 creat level. The necessary md were notified, but did permanent kidney damage ensue?

Maybe not but...: Maybe not.....We used to be more cavalier about contrast injections 20 years ago. While a createnine of over 2.0 would raise red flags, when studies such as angiograms were necessary we did them. Visipaque may be better tolerated than the older contrast media. They need to follow createnine clearance to see if damage occured and if it is permenant. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can I smoke??

Can I smoke??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that I can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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What can I ask?

What can I ask?

Basic questions: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this basic HealthTap public forum is free. Post a question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors can answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide private, virtual consultations.) ...Read more

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Is sex healthy?

Is sex healthy?

Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.

But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What is a toxin?

What is a toxin?

Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more

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What is a blast?

What is a blast?

Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more

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Can you help me?

Can try--: Based on your conditions, sounds as though you should be evaluated in an urgent care or er setting to see what is going on. Have someone take you, as should not drive self. ...Read more

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How to eat good?

How to eat good?

Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more

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Add to longevity?

Add to longevity?

Yes: Proper diet, exercise, sleep, controlled stress & social interaction have been shown to drive longevity for seven cultures around the world. The diet is mostly plant based and includes legumes. The exercise comes in the form of low to moderate intensity constant activity. Sleep is at least 7 hours per night. Managing stress is critical through relaxation techniques. Social networks are also key. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Iohexol (Definition)

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