Gastrografin; MD-76 R; MD-Gastroview
- It is used before an x-ray or an alike test.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has a health problem that connects the windpipe (trachea) to the swallowing tube (esophagus) called esophagotracheal fistula.
- If your child is having a certain spine x-ray (myelography).
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- Thyroid problems have happened after use of this drug. Some people had to be treated for these thyroid problems. Talk with the doctor.
- Your child’s blood work may need to be checked. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- 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.
- Pain where the shot was given.
- This drug may cause tissue damage if the drug leaks from the vein. Tell your child’s nurse if your child has any redness, burning, pain, swelling, blisters, skin sores, or leaking of fluid where the drug is going into your child’s body.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Feeling of warmth.
All other liquid products:
- Belly cramps.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Rectal irritation.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor.
- Have your child drink lots of noncaffeine liquids before, during, and after using this drug unless told to drink less liquid by the child’s 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 your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to your child in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. 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 child’s 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.
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