Is iohexol safe for older adults?

Generally, iohexol is safe for older adults who are in good health. However, for older adults who have problems with kidney and thyroid function, there is a risk that iohexol can make these problems worse. In older adults, especially over 70 years of age, there is a risk of dehydration and kidney failure associated with iohexol use, particularly if the person has any of the following conditions: diabetes; polyuria (excessive urination); oliguria (decreased urination); or pre-existing dehydration. There also is an increased risk that older adults will have a negative reaction when iohexol is used in the spinal cord. Your doctor will monitor you closely to address this risk.

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