What are the side effects of ioxilan?

Most people in clinical studies had no side effects after receiving ioxilan (Oxilan), a drug used during X-ray and CT imaging tests to make the images more detailed. Less common side effects include:

  • stuffy nose
  • headaches
  • dizziness or vertigo
  • weakness
  • sleepiness
  • feeling of pain or heat during injection
  • hematoma where the drug was injected
  • fever or chills
  • blood pressure changes
  • back or chest pain
  • slow, fast or erratic heartbeat
  • shortness of breath
  • narrowed airways
  • diarrhea
  • constipation or intestinal blockage
  • nausea or vomiting
  • trouble swallowing
  • sore throat
  • taste changes
  • weight loss
  • rash, hives or itching
  • sweating
  • tingling or numb skin
  • swollen face, neck, feet, ankles or legs
  • dilated blood vessels
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • scant or bloody urine or difficulty urinating
  • urinary tract infections
  • kidney or liver failure
  • uncontrolled eye movements, lazy eye, pink eye or vision problems
  • fainting

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