What should I avoid before I am given iohexol?

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You may need to avoid eating before and after being treated with iohexol, and you might need to remain inactive for a brief period of time as well. For example, you should avoid eating for at least two hours before receiving an injection of iohexol. Immediately after receiving the injection in a vein or artery, you may need to keep still and avoid swallowing for a brief period of time. When injected into the spinal fluid, you may need to keep still with your head raised and avoid any activity during and for several hours after the procedure, moving slowly if you must move at all.

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