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Cystografin-Dilute Side Effects

Generic Name: diatrizoate

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of diatrizoate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cystografin-Dilute.

For the Consumer

Applies to diatrizoate: intravenous solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by diatrizoate (the active ingredient contained in Cystografin-Dilute). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking diatrizoate, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known:
  • Blood in the urine
  • convulsions
  • cough
  • decrease in the amount of urine
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or rash
  • not able to pass urine
  • pain or burning while urinating
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to diatrizoate: injectable powder for injection, injectable solution, oral powder for reconstitution, oral and rectal solution

General

The most frequently reported adverse reactions were vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, erythema, a sensation of pain, and a general feelings of warmth on intravascular administration.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%) Transient disturbance in heart rate, blood pressure, disturbance in cardiac rhythm or function, cardiac arrest
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thrombophlebitis, venous thrombosis
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Thromboembolic events, myocardial infarction
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Severe hypotension and collapse; circulatory failure; ventricular fibrillation
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia, shock, hypotension, hypertension, reflex tachycardia, cyanosis[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomit, diarrhea
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea (ceases as soon as the intestine has been emptied); existing enteritis or colitis may be temporarily exacerbated; in case of obstruction, the prolonged contact with bowel mucosa can lead to erosions and to bowel necrosis; intestinal perforation; abdominal pain; oral mucosal blistering[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Common (1% to 10%): Anaphylactoid reactions (mild angioedema, conjunctivitis, coughing pruritus, rhinitis, sneezing, urticarial)[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Transient disturbances in respiratory rate, dyspnea, respiratory distress, cough
Rare (less than 0.1%): Respiratory arrest, pulmonary edema
Frequency not reported: Bronchospasm, medication aspiration, pulmonary edema following aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, sneezing, laryngeal spasm[Ref]

Endocrine

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thyroid function tests indicative of hypothyroidism or transient thyroid suppression in adults and pediatric patients (including infants)
Frequency not reported: Hyperthyroidism[Ref]

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria, rash, pruritus, erythema, face edema, mucocutaneous syndrome (e.g. Stevens-Johnson's or Lyell syndrome)
Frequency not reported: Sweating, mild angioedema[Ref]

Nervous system

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Convulsions, cerebral symptoms
Frequency not reported: Disturbances in consciousness, dizziness, headache, tremor, somnolence, transient paresis (vision or facial muscle paresis and epileptic fits), amnesia, photophobia, temporary states of agitation or confusion[Ref]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Perforation of the urethra, genitourinary tract infections, oliguria, hematuria, anuria[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Local pain, edema[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Fluid and electrolyte imbalance[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Lacrimation, temporary blindness[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Pyrexia, sweating, chills, blanching, weakness, gagging and feeling suffocated, gasping, edema, cramp, malaise[Ref]

Renal

Frequency not reported: Temporary renal failure[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Not all side effects for Cystografin-Dilute may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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