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What is visipaque: Visipaque Uses, Side Effects & Warnings


Visipaque (iodixanol) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects, and more


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Parethesia (1%)

Pruritus (2%)

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Erythema (

Dysguesia (4%)

Postmarketing Reports

Cardiovascular Disorders: Cardiac arrest, palpitations, spasms of coronary arteries, hypertension, and flushing

Endocrine Disorders: Thyroid function tests indicative of hypothyroidism or transient thyroid suppression have been uncommonly reported following iodinated contrast media administration to adult and pediatric patients, including infants; some patients were treated for hypothyroidism; hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism

Eye Disorders: Transient visual impairment including cortical blindness, diplopia, and blurred vision

Gastrointestinal Disorders: Abdominal pain, pancreatitis, salivary gland enlargement

General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: Chills, pyrexia, pain and discomfort, administration site reactions including extravasation

Immune System Disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions, anaphylactic shock including, life-threatening or fatal anaphylaxis

Nervous System Disorders: Tremor (transient), coma, disturbance in consciousness, transient contrast-induced encephalopathy caused by extravasation of contrast media (including amnesia, hallucination, paralysis, paresis, transient speech disorder, aphasia, dysarthria)

Psychiatric Disorders: Anxiety, agitation

Respiratory, Thoracic, and Mediastinal Disorders: Cough, sneezing, throat irritation or tightness, laryngeal edema, pharyngeal edema, bronchospasm

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Reactions range from mild (e. g. rash, erythema, pruritus, urticaria, and skin discoloration) to severe: [e.g. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)]

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What it is used for

This medicinal product is for diagnostic use only. Visipaque is indicated in adult patients for angiocardiography, peripheral arteriography, visceral arteriography, cerebral arteriography, contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the head and body, excretory urography and venography. In arteriography, Visipaque may be used for both conventional radiography and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). In children, Visipaque is indicated for cardioangiography, urography, CT enhancement and studies of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous.
This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A clear to practically clear, colourless to slightly yellow solution

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All medicines and poisons in Australia are categorised by how they are made available to the public. Medicines with a low safety risk are usually less tightly controlled than medicines with a higher safety risk. This system is called ‘scheduling’.

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