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Note: This document contains side effect information about diatrizoate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name MD-Gastroview.
Applies to diatrizoate: intravenous solution
Along with its needed effects, diatrizoate (the active ingredient contained in MD-Gastroview) 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 diatrizoate:
Incidence not known
Applies to diatrizoate: injectable powder for injection, injectable solution, oral powder for reconstitution, oral and rectal solution
The most frequently reported adverse reactions were vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, erythema, a sensation of pain, and a general feelings of warmth on intravascular administration.
Common (1% to 10%) Transient disturbance in heart rate, blood pressure, disturbance in cardiac rhythm or function, cardiac arrest
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thrombophlebitis, venous thrombosis
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Thromboembolic events, myocardial infarction
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Severe hypotension and collapse; circulatory failure; ventricular fibrillation
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia, shock, hypotension, hypertension, reflex tachycardia, cyanosis
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomit, diarrhea
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea (ceases as soon as the intestine has been emptied); existing enteritis or colitis may be temporarily exacerbated; in case of obstruction, the prolonged contact with bowel mucosa can lead to erosions and to bowel necrosis; intestinal perforation; abdominal pain; oral mucosal blistering
Common (1% to 10%): Anaphylactoid reactions (mild angioedema, conjunctivitis, coughing pruritus, rhinitis, sneezing, urticarial)
Common (1% to 10%): Transient disturbances in respiratory rate, dyspnea, respiratory distress, cough
Rare (less than 0.1%): Respiratory arrest, pulmonary edema
Frequency not reported: Bronchospasm, medication aspiration, pulmonary edema following aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, sneezing, laryngeal spasm
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thyroid function tests indicative of hypothyroidism or transient thyroid suppression in adults and pediatric patients (including infants)
Frequency not reported: Hyperthyroidism
Rare (less than 0.1%): Toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria, rash, pruritus, erythema, face edema, mucocutaneous syndrome (e.g. Stevens-Johnson's or Lyell syndrome)
Frequency not reported: Sweating, mild angioedema
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Convulsions, cerebral symptoms
Frequency not reported: Disturbances in consciousness, dizziness, headache, tremor, somnolence, transient paresis (vision or facial muscle paresis and epileptic fits), amnesia, photophobia, temporary states of agitation or confusion
Frequency not reported: Perforation of the urethra, genitourinary tract infections, oliguria, hematuria, anuria
Frequency not reported: Local pain, edema
Frequency not reported: Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
Frequency not reported: Lacrimation, temporary blindness
Frequency not reported: Pyrexia, sweating, chills, blanching, weakness, gagging and feeling suffocated, gasping, edema, cramp, malaise
Frequency not reported: Temporary renal failure