Who should not use iohexol?

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Your doctor should not give you iohexol if you are allergic to iodine, because iodine is the main ingredient of iohexol. Also, if you have reacted badly to another contrasting agent used during an imaging scan, you probably should not be given iohexol. Certain underlying conditions, including heart and kidney problems, alcoholism, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, may prevent you from using iohexol; you should discuss all health issues with your doctor prior to using this contrasting agent. You should not use iohexol if you are pregnant. Children under one year of age or children who have the following conditions have an increased risk of severe side effects and should not be given iohexol unless the child's doctor recommends it: asthma; allergies; congestive heart failure; or serum creatinine greater than 1.5 mg. per dL. (a sign of kidney damage that is measured with a blood test).

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