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FDA Medwatch Alert: Iodine-containing Contrast Agents for Medical Imaging: Drug Safety Communication - Rare Cases of Underactive Thyroid in Infants
Posted 17 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com
ISSUE: FDA is advising that rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants following the use of contrast media containing iodine, also called “contrast dye,” for X-rays and other medical imaging procedures. In all of the reported cases, the infants were either premature or had other serious underlying medical conditions. Available evidence leads FDA to believe that this rare occ ...