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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Iodine Contrast Dye Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Iodine Contrast Dye reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Iodine Contrast Dye 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.
Contrast Media Allergy
This is a report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: computerised tomogram, who was treated with Iodine Contrast Dye (dosage: NA, start time: Nov 04, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Contrast Media Allergy
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Iodine Contrast Dye treatment in female patients, resulting in contrast media allergy side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Acute Prerenal Failure, Candidiasis, Confusional State, Contrast Media Reaction, Dialysis, Dyspnoea, Multi-organ Disorder, Nephropathy, Pneumonia
This report suggests a potential Iodine Contrast Dye Acute Prerenal Failure, Candidiasis, Confusional State, Contrast Media Reaction, Dialysis, Dyspnoea, Multi-organ Disorder, Nephropathy, Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary embolism,hip arthroplasty and used Iodine Contrast Dye (dosage: Used In Ct Scan For Pe) starting Jun 02, 2005. Soon after starting Iodine Contrast Dye the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Acute Prerenal Failure
  • Candidiasis
  • Confusional State
  • Contrast Media Reaction
  • Dialysis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Multi-organ Disorder
  • Nephropathy
  • Pneumonia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Gentamicin/vancomycin (80mg/1gm)
  • Cefipime
  • Diltiazem
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Bactrim
  • Omeprazole
  • Furosemide
  • Metoprolol
Although Iodine Contrast Dye demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as acute prerenal failure, may still occur.

Top 10 Iodine Contrast Dye Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Contrast Media Allergy 1

Top 10 Iodine Contrast Dye Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Acute Prerenal Failure 1
Candidiasis 1
Confusional State 1
Contrast Media Reaction 1
Dialysis 1
Dyspnoea 1
Multi-organ Disorder 1
Nephropathy 1
Pneumonia 1

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Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

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    Reported deaths: 1

    Reported hospitalizations: 1

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