diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium-solution, Gastrografin, MD-Gastroview

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GENERIC NAME: DIATRIZOATE MEGLUMINE AND DIATRIZOATE SODIUM - SOLUTION (dye-uh-TRY-zoh-ate MEG-lew-meen/SO-dee-um)

BRAND NAME(S): Gastrografin, MD-Gastroview

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used before an X-ray or similar tests (e.g., tomography) to help your doctor view on film, your throat (esophagus), stomach, and intestines more effectively. It may be used with other injectable products (IV contrast) as determined by your doctor.

HOW TO USE: Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Special mixing instructions are needed for children, the elderly, or poorly nourished adults; IV fluids may be used in these individuals. Take this medication by mouth usually 15 to 30 minutes prior to your test; or use as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your condition, age, size, and the test being performed. This product may also be given rectally prior to an X-ray or other contrast test if your doctor needs to view your lower intestine. Consult your doctor for more information on your test.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, rash, itching, or heartburn may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: unusually fast heartbeat, headache, sensitivity to heat, weight loss, nervousness. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: lightheadedness, dizziness, change in amount of urine, throat swelling. An allergic reaction to this medication is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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