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Oxilan Side Effects

Generic Name: ioxilan

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

Applies to ioxilan: injectable solution


General side effects including headache (3.6%), fever (1.7%), chills (0.6%), asthenia, chest and back pain, edema of the neck, facial edema, pain, and peripheral edema have been reported.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Angina pectoris (1.3%), hypertension (1.1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bradycardia, hypotension, atrial fibrillation, syncope, tachycardia, vasodilation, ventricular extrasystole[Ref]

Severe life-threatening cardiovascular reactions and fatalities have occurred. Most deaths occur during injection or 5 to 10 minutes later; the main feature being cardiac arrest with cardiovascular disease as the main aggravating factor.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea (1.5%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Diarrhea, nausea with vomiting, constipation, dyspepsia, dysphagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, ileus[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache (3.6%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness, hypotonia, nystagmus, paresthesia, somnolence, vertigo, taste perversion[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Fever (1.7%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Chills, asthenia, edema of the neck, facial edema, pain, peripheral edema[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urticaria, rash, pruritus, sweating[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypothyroidism or transient thyroid suppression[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anuria, dysuria, hematuria, urinary tract infection, urination impairment[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Liver failure[Ref]


The reported incidence of adverse reactions to contrast agents in patients with a history of allergy is twice that of the general population. Patients with a history of previous reactions to a contrast agent are three times more susceptible than other patients. However, sensitivity to contrast agents does not appear to increase with repeated examinations.[Ref]

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Allergic reaction[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hematoma at the injection site[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Chest and back pain[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Amblyopia, conjunctivitis, vision abnormality[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Kidney failure[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea, pharyngitis, rhinitis
Postmarketing reports: Bronchospasm[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Oxilan (ioxilan)." Guerbet LLC, Bloomington, IN.

Some side effects of Oxilan 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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