"It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch, and the same may be true of certain proteins in the brain. Studies have suggested that just one rogue protein (in this case, a protein that is misfolded or shaped the wrong way) can act as a seed"...
Patients receiving iodinated intravascular contrast agents should be instructed to:
- Inform your physician if you are pregnant. (See PRECAUTIONS - Pregnancy)
- Inform your physician if you are diabetic or if you have multiple myeloma, pheochromocytoma, homozygous sickle cell disease, or known thyroid disorder. (See WARNINGS.)
- Inform your physician if you are allergic to any drugs, or food, or if you have immune, autoimmune or immune deficiency disorders. Also inform your physician if you had any reactions to previous Injections of dyes used for x-ray procedures. (See PRECAUTIONS, General.)
- Inform your physician about all medications you are currently taking, including non-prescription drugs (over-the-counter) drugs, before you have this procedure.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/26/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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