What are the side effects Omnipaque?

The most common side effects of Omnipaque injection include: headaches, mild to moderate pain, backache, neck ache, stiffness, nausea and vomiting. These reactions usually occur one to 10 hours after injection and are usually mild to moderate. They may last for a few hours, and they usually disappear within 24 hours. Side effects of taking Omnipaque by mouth include: nausea, vomiting, moderate diarrhea and gas.

Occasionally, headaches may be severe or last for days and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Temporary dizziness has occurred in some people. Rarer side effects include: a feeling of heaviness, low blood pressure, muscle tightness, sensation of heat, sweating, dizziness, loss of appetite, drowsiness, high blood pressure, sensitivity to light, ringing in the ears, nerve pain and trouble urinating. These side effects are usually mild and temporary.

Children may have fewer side effects, but they could have fever, hives, stomach ache, hallucinations (seeing things that aren't there). These side effects are usually mild.

When Omnipaque is used in cardiovascular tests, life-threatening and fatal reactions have occurred in rare cases. The injection is often associated with the sensation of warmth and pain, but these symptoms are less frequent and less severe with Omnipaque than with some other contrast agents. Other less common side effects include anxiety, fever, problems speaking and moving, convulsion, tingling, sleepiness, stiff neck, weakness on one side of your body, fainting, shivering, stroke, and involuntary eye movements.

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