What are the side effects of gadodiamide?

The most common side effects of gadodiamide include: nausea, headaches and dizziness. The rare side effects include: pain or a reaction at the injection site, fever, hot flashes, fatigue, general feeling of not being well, pain or discomfort and syncope (losing consciousness). Other rare side effects include: widening of the blood vessels; heart failure; arrhythmia or heart attack leading to death in individuals with ischemic heart disease; chest pain; or inflammation of a vein when a clot is formed; seizures; tremors; migraine headaches; aggravated multiple sclerosis symptoms; stomach pain; diarrhea; burping; vomiting; having black stools or vomit; dry mouth; losing your sense of taste or having foods taste "off;" rashes; sweating; hives; itching; ringing in your ears; changes in vision; problems with liver function; muscle or joint pain; shortness of breath; difficulty breathing; and reversible renal failure. Let your doctor know immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

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