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Gadoteridol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to gadoteridol: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, gadoteridol 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 gadoteridol:

  • Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • cough
  • decreased awareness or responsiveness
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting
  • feeling of warmth
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • hives
  • hoarseness
  • increased salivation
  • itching
  • loss of bladder control
  • loss of consciousness
  • low blood pressure or pulse
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • seizures
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • skin rash
  • slow, fast, or irregular breathing
  • spasm of the throat
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • unconsciousness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of gadoteridol 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:

Less common
  • Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • nausea
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • anxiety
  • bleeding gums
  • bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • hearing loss
  • irritation in the mouth
  • loss of coordination in the arms
  • mouth ulcers
  • rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  • redness and swelling of the gums
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • tingling sensation in the throat
  • voice changes
  • vomiting
  • watery eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to gadoteridol: intravenous solution


Cardiovascular side effects have included prolonged P-R Interval, hypotension, elevated heart rate, A-V nodal rhythm, cardiac arrest, bradycardia, hypertension, and death in association with pre-existing cardiovascular disorders.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea, rhinitis, cough, apnea, and wheezing.[Ref]


Other side effects have included voice alteration; transitory deafness and tinnitus.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, anxiety, dizziness, paresthesia, mental status decline, loss of coordination in arm, staring episodes, seizure, syncope, stupor, tremor, tingling sensation in extremities and digits, and loss of consciousness.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylactoid reactions rarely resulting in death.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus, rash, macular papular rash, urticaria, hives, itching, sweating, and cyanosis.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included edematous and/or itching tongue, gingivitis dry mouth, loose bowel, vomiting, abdominal cramps, increased salivation, and dysphagia.[Ref]


General side effects have included facial edema, neck rigidity, pain, chest pain, fever, tingling sensation in throat, laryngismus, flushed feeling, vasovagal reaction, and generalized edema.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included urinary incontinence.[Ref]


Local side effects have included pain at injection site and injection site reaction.[Ref]


Ocular side effects have included watery eyes.


1. "Product Information. ProHance (gadoteridol)." Bracco Diagnostics Inc, Plainsboro, NJ.

Some side effects of gadoteridol may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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