How Do Ionic High Osmolality Contrast Media Work?

How Do Ionic/High Osmolality Contrast Media Work?

Ionic/high osmolality contrast media are iodine-based contrast agents used during X-ray imaging to identify bladder issues. Iodine-based contrast agents are water-soluble and thus harmless to the body. These iodinated agents have a high density of electron-dense atoms, which gives a dense X-ray effect. Due to the dense X-ray effect, a contrast image of the bladder is obtained.

How Are Ionic/High Osmolality Contrast Media Used?

Ionic/high osmolality contrast media are contrast agents used to visualize the bladder and diagnose any issues.

What Are Side Effects of Ionic/High Osmolality Contrast Media?

An injection of contrast media may cause the following side effects:

  • Allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, respiratory distress, confusion, or shock
  • Thyroid suppression

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

What Are Names of Ionic/High Osmolality Contrast Media?

Generic and brand names of ionic/high osmolality contrast media include:


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