Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how it will be given. This medicine can be given in different ways, depending on what part of your body the doctor needs to see. This medicine might be given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
You will be given this medicine right before your X-ray or CT scan is performed.
Ask your doctor if you need to drink extra water before or after the test.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, or if you have ever had a stroke. Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes, thyroid problems, an infection, multiple myeloma (a blood cell cancer), or pheochromocytoma (a tumor on the adrenal gland).
Tell your doctor if you also have high blood pressure, blood vessel disease, or congestive heart failure (CHF) or other heart disease. It is also important for your doctor to know if you have blood clotting problems or other blood diseases, including sickle cell disease.
Tell your doctor and the person who does the test if you are allergic to iodine, or if you have asthma or any type of allergy. This includes hay fever, drug allergy, and food allergy.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have recently been given any other type of contrast dye.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.