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Ethiodized oil (By injection)

Ethiodized Oil (eth-EYE-oh-dyzd oyl)

Helps images of uterus, fallopian tubes, liver tumors, and lymph vessels show up better on x-rays.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to ethiodized oil, or if you have an overactive thyroid or a recent injury or bleeding.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed into a lymphatic vessel or an artery.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver problems, kidney problems, heart disease, lung disease, asthma, or thyroid problems. Tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to any iodinated contrast agents.
  • This medicine may cause a pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs).
  • Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain, cough, or trouble breathing
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 10/4/2017
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