Are there any side effects of iohexol?

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Yes. The potential side effects of iohexol include: symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives, nasal congestion, breathing difficulty, a tight feeling in the chest and swelling in the face, tongue or skin; wheezing or labored breathing; fatigue or drowsiness; weakness; seizures; rapid or irregular heartbeat; loss of appetite; nausea and vomiting; a metallic taste in your mouth; diarrhea; sweating; a headache that may be mild or severe; ringing or buzzing in the ears; dizziness or lightheadedness; backache; stiff neck; joint pain; swollen joints; localized pain or a burning sensation around the injection point; an unusual warm feeling; urination difficulties; and blurred vision or other vision changes, including visual sensitivity to light. The most common side effects of iohexol when it is injected into the spinal column are: headaches; mild to moderate pain in the neck or back; nausea; and vomiting. When iohexol is injected into a vein or artery, the most common side effects include: pain, nausea, vision problems and headaches. When an iohexol solution is swallowed, the most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

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