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Oxilan Side Effects

Generic Name: ioxilan

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug ioxilan. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below 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]


Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea (1.5%), diarrhea (0.9%), nausea with vomiting (0.9%), vomiting (0.6%), anorexia, constipation, dyspepsia, dysphagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and ileus have been reported.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects including angina pectoris (1.3%), hypertension (1.1%), hypotension, (0.9%), bradycardia (0.8%), atrial fibrillation, syncope, tachycardia, vasodilation, and ventricular extrasystole have been reported.[Ref]

Severe life-threatening reactions and fatalities, mostly of cardiovascular origin, have been reported with the use of parenterally administered iodinated contrast agents. Most deaths occur during injection or within the first ten minutes following the injection. The main feature was cardiac arrest with cardiovascular disease as the main aggravating factor. Isolated reports of hypotensive collapse and shock are found in the literature. Based upon clinical literature, reported deaths from the administration of other iodinated contrast agents range from 0.00066% to 0.01%.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects including dizziness (0.8%), hypotonia, nystagmus, paresthesia, somnolence, and vertigo have been reported.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects including urticaria (0.8%), rash (0.6%), pruritus, and sweating have been reported.[Ref]


Local side effects including hematoma at the injection site (0.8%) have been reported.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects including allergic reactions have been reported.[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]


Hepatic side effects including liver failure have been reported.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects including dyspnea, pharyngitis, bronchospasm, and rhinitis have been reported.[Ref]


Ocular side effects including amblyopia, conjunctivitis, and vision abnormality have been reported.[Ref]


Other side effects including taste perversion have been reported.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects including anuria, dysuria, hematuria, infection of urinary tract, and impairment of urination have been reported.[Ref]


Renal side effects including kidney failure have been reported.[Ref]


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

It is possible that some side effects of Oxilan may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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