Common Gastrografin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Gastrografin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Aspiration (4)
Diarrhoea (4)
Vomiting (4)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (4)
Unresponsive To Stimuli (3)
Faecal Incontinence (2)
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (2)
Anaphylactoid Reaction (2)
Heart Rate Decreased (2)
Arthralgia (2)
Bradycardia (2)
Swelling Face (2)
Posture Abnormal (2)
Loss Of Consciousness (2)
Rash (2)
Renal Failure Acute (2)
Renal Tubular Necrosis (2)
Chest Pain (1)
Cholecystitis Acute (1)
Chills (1)

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Gastrografin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Gastrografin Side Effect Report#9324562
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia Aspiration
This is a report of a 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: x-ray with contrast upper gastrointestinal tract, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Oxygen (Via Nasal Cannula)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia Aspiration after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in female patients, resulting in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#9133941
Loss Of Consciousness, Diarrhoea, Faecal Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Vomiting
This report suggests a potential Gastrografin Loss Of Consciousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: x-ray with contrast upper gastrointestinal tract and used Gastrografin (dosage: 1 Bottle) starting
Jan 16, 2012. After starting Gastrografin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Loss Of Consciousness, Diarrhoea, Faecal Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, VomitingAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Acyclovir (800 Mg In Am And 800 Mg In Pm)
  • Atenolol (25 Mg In Am And 25 Mg In Pm)
  • Pepcid Ac (20 Mg In Am And 20 Mg In Pm)
  • Advil
  • Alprazolam
  • Benadryl (As Needed)
  • Mometasone Furoate (0.1% Cream)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Gastrografin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Loss Of Consciousness, may still occur.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#8811081
Loss Of Consciousness, Vomiting, Faecal Incontinence
This Loss Of Consciousness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrointestinal scan. On
Jan 16, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Gastrografin Meglamine Sodium (dosage: One Bottle Once I Drank It.). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Gastrografin Meglamine Sodium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Loss Of Consciousness, Vomiting, Faecal IncontinenceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Loss Of Consciousness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#8805928
Rash, Swelling Face
This Rash side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Gastrografin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 16, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gastrografin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Rash, Swelling FaceThese side effects may potentially be related to Gastrografin. The patient was hospitalized.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#8322767-2
Aspiration
This is a report of a 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: x-ray,oesophageal perforation, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: NA, start time:
Mar 26, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Aspiration after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in female patients, resulting in Aspiration side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#8268029-3
Aspiration
This report suggests a potential Gastrografin Aspiration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: oesophageal perforation,x-ray and used Gastrografin (dosage: NA) starting
Mar 26, 2012. After starting Gastrografin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: AspirationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Gastrografin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Aspiration, may still occur.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#7754533-0
Urticaria, Chest Pain
This Urticaria problem was reported by a health professional from United States. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Dec 28, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Gastrografin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Ultravist 150 (120 Ml, Once)
When using Gastrografin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urticaria, Chest PainAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urticaria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#7409008-5
Product Quality Issue, Product Odour Abnormal
This Product Quality Issue side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: x-ray.The patient was prescribed Gastrografin (drug dosage: 20ml Once Other), which was initiated on
Mar 15, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gastrografin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Product Quality Issue, Product Odour AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Gastrografin.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#7249610-7
Scar, Skin Hypertrophy, Skin Lesion, Paraesthesia, Arthralgia, Bone Pain, Asthenia, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: computerised tomogram abdomen, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: 30 Unk, Unk, start time:
Feb 19, 2003), combined with:
  • Naproxen
  • Mupirocin (One Application Daily)
  • Fentanyl (75 Mg)
  • Magnevist
  • Magnevist
  • Isovue-128 (100 Ml, Once)
  • Venofer (200 Mg Prn)
  • Medronate Disodium (25 Mci, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Scar, Skin Hypertrophy, Skin Lesion, Paraesthesia, Arthralgia, Bone Pain, Asthenia, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in male patients, resulting in Scar side effect.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#6979580-8
Duodenitis, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Pancreatitis, Pulmonary Embolism, Vomiting
This report suggests a potential Gastrografin Duodenitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer metastatic,computerised tomogram and used Gastrografin (dosage: NA) starting
Aug 08, 2010. After starting Gastrografin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Duodenitis, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Pancreatitis, Pulmonary Embolism, VomitingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Gastrografin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Duodenitis, may still occur.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#6944418-1
Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Heart Rate Decreased, Posture Abnormal, Supraventricular Extrasystoles, Unresponsive To Stimuli
This Cardio-respiratory Arrest problem was reported by a health professional from United States. A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Gastrografin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Gastrografin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Heart Rate Decreased, Posture Abnormal, Supraventricular Extrasystoles, Unresponsive To StimuliAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardio-respiratory Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#6943494-X
Atrial Flutter, Atrioventricular Block, Bradycardia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Electromechanical Dissociation, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Infection, Multi-organ Failure
This Atrial Flutter side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Gastrografin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gastrografin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Atrial Flutter, Atrioventricular Block, Bradycardia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Electromechanical Dissociation, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Infection, Multi-organ FailureThese side effects may potentially be related to Gastrografin.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#6927597-1
Abdominal Discomfort, Arrhythmia, Arthralgia, Cardiac Flutter, Chills, Contusion, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea, Dysgeusia
This is a report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: gallbladder disorder, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: 30 Ml Bottle Once Po, start time:
Aug 10, 2010), combined with:
  • Radiological Iv Contrast
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Discomfort, Arrhythmia, Arthralgia, Cardiac Flutter, Chills, Contusion, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea, Dysgeusia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Discomfort side effect.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#6731360-4
Bradycardia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Pupil Fixed, Skin Discolouration, Unresponsive To Stimuli
This report suggests a potential Gastrografin Bradycardia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: abdomen scan and used Gastrografin (dosage: 30 Ml Once Po) starting
May 04, 2010. After starting Gastrografin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Bradycardia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Pupil Fixed, Skin Discolouration, Unresponsive To StimuliAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Gabapendin
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Oxycodone
  • Zosyn
  • Pregabalin
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Simvastatin
Although Gastrografin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Bradycardia, may still occur.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#6731359-8
Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Heart Rate Decreased, Posture Abnormal, Unresponsive To Stimuli
This Cardio-respiratory Arrest problem was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diverticulitis. On
May 10, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Gastrografin (dosage: 30ml Once Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Docusate
  • Esomeprazole
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Morphine
When using Gastrografin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Heart Rate Decreased, Posture Abnormal, Unresponsive To StimuliAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardio-respiratory Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5917156-1
Gastric Disorder, Gastric Mucosal Hypertrophy
This Gastric Disorder side effect was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Gastrografin (drug dosage: 30ml 7.5ml/30min Po), which was initiated on
Oct 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gastrografin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastric Disorder, Gastric Mucosal HypertrophyThese side effects may potentially be related to Gastrografin.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5326489-1
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Aspiration, Septic Shock
This is a report of a 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: intestinal obstruction,diagnostic procedure, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: NA, start time:
Apr 27, 2006), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Aspiration, Septic Shock after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in female patients, resulting in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5157837-3
Renal Tubular Necrosis
This report suggests a potential Gastrografin Renal Tubular Necrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: computerised tomogram abdomen and used Gastrografin (dosage: 20 Ml X1 Iv) starting
Nov 03, 2006. After starting Gastrografin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Renal Tubular NecrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Albuterol Sulfate And Ipratropium Bromide
  • Lisinopril
  • Furosemide
  • Isosorbide
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Simvastatin
  • Felodipine
  • Glyburide
The patient was hospitalized. Although Gastrografin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Tubular Necrosis, may still occur.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5119148-1
Renal Failure Acute
This Renal Failure Acute problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Mar 07, 2006 this consumer started treatment with Gastrografin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Gastrografin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Renal Failure AcuteAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Renal Failure Acute, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5092219-4
Dysarthria, Headache, Heart Rate Increased, Pharyngeal Oedema, Pharyngolaryngeal Pain, Rash, Swelling Face, Throat Irritation
This Dysarthria side effect was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A 46-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: scan with contrast.The patient was prescribed Gastrografin (drug dosage: Onetime Po), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gastrografin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dysarthria, Headache, Heart Rate Increased, Pharyngeal Oedema, Pharyngolaryngeal Pain, Rash, Swelling Face, Throat IrritationThese side effects may potentially be related to Gastrografin.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5007513-2
Anaphylactoid Reaction
This is a report of a 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: abdominal pain,computerised tomogram, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: 14 Ml Once Po, start time:
Aug 31, 2005), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anaphylactoid Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in male patients, resulting in Anaphylactoid Reaction side effect.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#5007511-9
Anaphylactoid Reaction
This report suggests a potential Gastrografin Anaphylactoid Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: computerised tomogram,injury and used Gastrografin (dosage: 10 Ml Once Po) starting NS. After starting Gastrografin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Anaphylactoid ReactionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Gastrografin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anaphylactoid Reaction, may still occur.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#4843683-4
Aspiration, Pulmonary Oedema
This Aspiration problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jan 12, 2005 this consumer started treatment with Gastrografin (dosage: Solution Of 30 Ml And 1000 Ml Water). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Gastrografin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Aspiration, Pulmonary OedemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Aspiration, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#4827830-6
Angioneurotic Oedema
This Angioneurotic Oedema side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure.The patient was prescribed Gastrografin (drug dosage: 60 Ml Once Po), which was initiated on
Sep 21, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simethicone
  • Proventil
  • Atroven
  • Reglan
  • Cefazolin
.After starting to take Gastrografin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Angioneurotic OedemaThese side effects may potentially be related to Gastrografin. The patient was hospitalized.
Gastrografin Side Effect Report#4825111-8
Contrast Media Reaction, Injury, Renal Failure Acute, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Sepsis
This is a report of a 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure, who was treated with Gastrografin (dosage: 45 Ml One Time Po, start time:
Oct 05, 2005), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Contrast Media Reaction, Injury, Renal Failure Acute, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Sepsis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gastrografin treatment in male patients, resulting in Contrast Media Reaction side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Gastrografin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Gastrografin Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Cardio-respiratory Arrest 4
Aspiration 3
Diarrhoea 3
Unresponsive To Stimuli 3
Vomiting 3
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 2
Bradycardia 2
Faecal Incontinence 2
Heart Rate Decreased 2
Loss Of Consciousness 2

What are common Gastrografin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Anaphylactoid Reaction 2
Renal Failure Acute 2
Renal Tubular Necrosis 2
Arthralgia 1
Aspiration 1
Asthenia 1
Blood Creatinine Increased 1
Bone Pain 1
Cholecystitis Acute 1
Contrast Media Reaction 1

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    NDC 0270-0445
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name Gastrografin
    Name diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium
    Dosage Form LIQUID
    Route ORAL; RECTAL
    On market since 19580226
    Labeler Bracco Diagnostics Inc
    Active Ingredient(s) DIATRIZOATE MEGLUMINE; DIATRIZOATE SODIUM
    Strength(s) 660; 100
    Unit(s) mg/mL; mg/mL
    Pharma Class Radiographic Contrast Agent [EPC],X-Ray Contrast Activity [MoA],Radiographic Contrast Agent [EPC],X-

    Gastrografin Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 29

    Gastrografin safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 10

    Reported hospitalizations: 12

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