What should I know about an iopromide injection before receiving it?

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Before receiving an iopromide injection, you should be aware that there is a risk of side effects, including some that can be serious. Your risk increases if you have a serious illness, especially heart or kidney disease. You also should know that an iopromide injection can interfere with the results of certain lab tests, such as tests of your thyroid function and blood coagulation, for more than two weeks after you receive the injection. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from receiving this injection, affect the dosage you are given or require special monitoring during and after the injection. These include: drug or food allergies, including past reactions to other x-ray contrast agents; asthma; hay fever; infections; cardiovascular disease, including congestive heart failure and problems with your veins or arteries; blood-clotting disorders, such as thrombosis, phlebitis and ischemic disease; kidney disease; liver disease; thyroid disease; diabetes; sickle cell disease; immune system disorders, including autoimmune diseases; the plasma cell cancer known as multiple myeloma or other plasma cell disorders; the adrenal gland cancer known as pheochromocytoma; and the genetic disorder homocystinuria. If you are pregnant, you should discuss the potential risks of receiving an iopromide injection with your doctor.

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