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Ethiodol Side Effects

Generic name: ethiodized oil

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 1, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about ethiodized oil. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ethiodol.

Applies to ethiodized oil: injection oil.


Injection route (Oil)

Inadvertent intravascular injection or intravasation of ethiodized oil may cause pulmonary and cerebral embolism. Inject slowly with radiologic monitoring; do not exceed recommended dose.

Serious side effects of Ethiodol

Along with its needed effects, ethiodized oil (the active ingredient contained in Ethiodol) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ethiodized oil:

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Ethiodol

Some side effects of ethiodized oil may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ethiodized oil: injectable solution, intralymphatic solution.



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Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.