Gastrografin; MD-76 R; MD-Gastroview
- It is used before an x-ray or an alike test.
- If you have an allergy to diatrizoate meglumine, diatrizoate sodium, or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have a health problem that connects the windpipe (trachea) to the swallowing tube (esophagus) called esophagotracheal fistula.
- If you are having a certain spine x-ray (myelography).
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- Your blood work may need to be checked. Talk with your doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you take this drug.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Very bad nerve problems like long-lasting paralysis have happened when contrast has been given into blood vessels in the spinal cord. Talk with the doctor.
- Seizures and death have happened when contrast has been given to people with bleeding in the brain. Talk with the doctor.
- Very bad kidney problems and sometimes death have happened when contrast has been given to people with multiple myeloma. Talk with the doctor.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- A fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in the amount of urine passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
- Very bad headache.
- Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Blue or gray skin color.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Feeling of warmth.
All other liquid products:
- Belly cramps.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Rectal irritation.
- Follow what your doctor has told you to do.
- Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids before, during, and after using this drug unless you are told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
- It is given as a shot.
- Other drugs may be given before this drug to help avoid side effects.
- It may be given by mouth or given rectally.
- Call the doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.