Diatrizoate (By mouth)
Diatrizoate Meglumine (dye-a-trye-ZOE-ate MEG-loo-meen), Diatrizoate Sodium (dye-a-trye-ZOE-ate SOE-dee-um)
Used to help view images of the body.
Gastrografin, MD-GastroviewThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to diatrizoate.
How to Use This Medicine:
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. You will receive this medicine before your X-ray or CT scan.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have asthma, thyroid problems, esophagus problems, hay fever, a food or drug allergy, or an allergy to iodine.
- Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Fast or uneven heartbeat
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 7/4/2018
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