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Ethiodol Side Effects

Generic Name: ethiodized oil

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

Applies to ethiodized oil: injection injectable, injection solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ethiodized oil (the active ingredient contained in Ethiodol). 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 ethiodized oil, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • anxiety
  • bloated abdomen or stomach
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain or tightness
  • cough
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • depressed mood
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • headache
  • inflamed tissue from infection
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle cramps and stiffness
  • nausea or vomiting
  • pain and fullness in the right upper abdomen or stomach
  • pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • skin rash, hives, itching, or redness
  • sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • sweating
  • swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain or loss
  • yellow eyes and skin

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with ethiodized oil may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known:
  • Delayed healing at the incision site
  • diarrhea

Not all side effects for Ethiodol 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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