How Do Nonionic Iso-osmolality Contrast Media Work?

Reviewed on 1/10/2022

HOW DO NONIONIC/ISO-OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA WORK?

Nonionic/iso-osmolality contrast media are iodine-based contrast agents used for imaging of the head and body.

Nonionic/iso-osmolality, water-soluble iodinated contrast agents, when given intravenously, improve the visibility of the blood vessels through which they pass. As a result, a clear image of the internal organs is obtained until the agent gets diluted and eliminated.

HOW ARE NONIONIC/ISO-OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA USED?

Nonionic/iso-osmolality contrast media are indicated for assessing the heart function and identifying any abnormalities.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF NONIONIC/ISO-OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA?

An injection of nonionic/iso-osmolality contrast media may cause the following side effects:

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 NONIONIC/ISO-OSMOLALITY CONTRAST MEDIA?

Generic and brand names of nonionic/iso-osmolality contrast media include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/contrast-media-nonionic-iso-osmolality

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