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Kinevac Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Kinevac
Generic Name: sincalide (Pronunciation: SIN ka lide)
- What is sincalide (Kinevac)?
- What are the possible side effects of sincalide (Kinevac)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sincalide (Kinevac)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving sincalide (Kinevac)?
- How is sincalide given (Kinevac)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kinevac)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kinevac)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving sincalide (Kinevac)?
- What other drugs will affect sincalide (Kinevac)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is sincalide (Kinevac)?
Sincalide is a diagnostic agent that works by stimulating processes in specific organs of the body. Sincalide is injected in preparation for certain medical tests.
Sincalide is used to help diagnose disorders of the gallbladder or pancreas. It is also used to speed up digestion of barium, a contrast agent, given in preparation for x-ray examination of the intestines.
Sincalide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of sincalide (Kinevac)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects are more likely, such as:
- stomach pain or discomfort;
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- feeling light-headed or short of breath;
- sweating, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
- sneezing; or
- mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Kinevac (sincalide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about sincalide (Kinevac)?
You should not receive sincalide if you are allergic to it, or if you have a blockage in your intestines.
Before you receive sincalide, tell your doctor if you have gallstones.
Your medical test or x-ray will be performed shortly after sincalide is injected.
Receiving this medication late in pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor. Before you receive sincalide, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
Additional Kinevac Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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