What are the side effects of an iopromide injection?

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The most commonly reported side effects of iopromide include: headaches, vision changes, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain, increased urination and pain or irritation at the side of injection. Serious side effects can occur, including some that are potentially fatal. They include an allergic reaction or a heart attack. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: breathing difficulty, tightness in your chest, hives, a rash, itching, or swelling in your face, lips, tongue, or throat; unconsciousness or coma. Other serious side effects include: chest pain or discomfort; breathing difficulty, including shortness of breath or wheezing; cough that produces blood or mucus; fatigue or drowsiness; lightheadedness, dizziness or vertigo; fainting; seizures; pounding, rapid or irregular heartbeat; high or low blood pressure; blood clots; having trouble balancing or walking; speech problems; confusion; having difficulty concentrating or remembering; agitation or anxiety; numbness; muscle weakness; muscle tightness; tremors; swelling in legs, ankles or feet; a prickling or tingling sensation in your arms, hands, legs or feet; pain in your joints, muscles or bones; paralysis, including an inability to move or control one of your arms; clammy, discolored, reddened or blue-tinted skin; sores or blisters on your skin; flushing; unusual or excessive sweating; dry, bloodshot or itching eyes; eye pain; and urinary problems, such as bloody urine, decreased urination, inability to urinate, increased need to urinate or pain while urinating. You should seek emergency medical treatment or talk to your doctor right away if you experience any of these or other unusual side effects.


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