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

What is Kinevac?

Kinevac is a diagnostic agent that works by stimulating processes in specific organs of the body. This medicine is injected in preparation for certain medical tests.

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

Receiving this medication late in pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor. Before you receive Kinevac, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

Before taking this medicine

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

To make sure Kinevac is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • a history of gallstones.

FDA pregnancy category B. Kinevac is not expected to harm an unborn baby during early pregnancy. However, receiving this medication late in pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor. Before you receive this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether Kinevac passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is sincalide given?

Kinevac is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

Your medical test or x-ray will be performed shortly after Kinevac is injected.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Kinevac is given by a healthcare professional as part of a medical test, you are not likely to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

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 any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • stomach pain or discomfort;

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;

  • an urge to have a bowel movement;

  • headache;

  • feeling light-headed or short of breath;

  • sweating, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);

  • sneezing; or

  • numbness, skin rash.

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.

Side Effects (complete list)

What other drugs will affect Kinevac?

Other drugs may interact with sincalide, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about Kinevac.
  • 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.
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Date modified: January 03, 2018
Last reviewed: August 19, 2014