Medically reviewed on September 5, 2018
Uses of Sinografin:
- It is used before an x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Sinografin?
- If you have an allergy to diatrizoate meglumine, iodipamide meglumine, or any other part of Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are having your menstrual period or you have a genital infection.
- If you have had a type of tissue taken out (curettage) or a type of cervix biopsy (conization) within the past 30 days.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not use Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine) if you are pregnant.
- If you have had a pregnancy ended within the past 6 months.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Sinografin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic reactions have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- Thyroid problems have happened after use of Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine). Some people had to be treated for these thyroid problems. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine).
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Sinografin) best taken?
Use Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- This medicine will be put into the cervix by a doctor.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Slow heartbeat.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Sweating a lot.
- Joint pain.
- Shortness of breath.
What are some other side effects of Sinografin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Fever or chills.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Belly pain.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Sinografin?
- If you need to store Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Sinografin (diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.