Are there any risks in taking Omnipaque?

People with a history of epilepsy, severe cardiovascular disease, chronic alcoholism or multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, as well as the elderly, may be at greater risk of serious reactions. Seizures and clotting problems can occur. People with a sensitivity to the active ingredient iohexol should not take Omnipaque. Serious, though rarely fatal, reactions causing a heart attack or stroke have been reported during angiographic procedures with contrast media. Anyone with sickle cell disease, pheochromocytoma or hyperthyroidism, may be at increased risk of side effects.

Serious reactions can happen and include: death, convulsions, bleeding in the brain, coma, paralysis, neurological problems, kidney failure, heart attack, seizures, muscle damage, fever and brain swelling.

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