Who should not take Omnipaque?

You should not take Omnipaque (iohexol) if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Omnipaque is not recommended for people who cannot urinate. If you have had epilepsy, severe cardiovascular disease, chronic alcoholism, or multiple sclerosis, you should discuss the use of Omnipaque with your doctor. If you are pregnant, your doctor will help you decide whether Omnipaque is safe for you. Omnipaque is used in x-ray procedures, and x-rays can be dangerous to an unborn baby. Elderly people and people with diabetes, multiple myeloma, pheochromocytoma, homozygous sickle cell disease, or a thyroid disorder should to speak with their doctor before having tests that require the use of Omnipaque. Your doctor will take special care when giving you Omnipaque if you have severe thyrotoxicosis, serious liver and kidney disease, or myelomatosis.

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or foods, or if you had any reactions to previous injections of dyes used for x-ray procedures. Tell your doctor about any other medications you take, including over-the-counter and herbal supplements. Serious reactions that cause heart attack and stroke have been reported during procedures in which Omnipaque is used, though these are rarely fatal.

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