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Kinevac

Generic Name: sincalide (SIN ka lide)
Brand Name: Kinevac

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Feb 7, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Kinevac?

Kinevac is used to help diagnose disorders of the gallbladder or pancreas.

Kinevac is also used to speed up digestion of barium, a contrast agent, given in preparation for x-ray examination of the intestines.

Kinevac may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

You should not receive Kinevac if you have a blockage in your intestines.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Receiving Kinevac during pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor.

Before taking this medicine

You should not be treated with Kinevac if you are allergic to it, or if you have a blockage in your intestines.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Receiving this medicine during pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor.

It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

How is Kinevac given?

Kinevac is given as an infusion into a vein.

A healthcare provider will give you this injection as part of your medical test or x-ray.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Kinevac is used as a single dose and does not have a daily dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Since Kinevac is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid before or after receiving Kinevac?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Kinevac side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

Common side effects may include:

  • stomach pain or discomfort; or

  • nausea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Kinevac?

Other drugs may affect Kinevac, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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