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This is a colourless solution, which is used to assist in diagnosis in X-ray examinations. During the injection patients often experience a feeling of warmth/flushing this is to be expected and will normally wear off quickly.
After your examination, the X-ray contrast media does not usually cause any problems. Sometimes, however side effects can occur in some people and so it is important that you read the following information after your examination.
If you have attended for your investigation as an outpatient, please remain in the Radiology Department for around 15 minutes after your injection. If you experience pain at or near the injection site during your injection, or immediately following it, please inform a member of staff straight away.
It is also advisable to remain within the vicinity of the hospital for half an hour following your injection.
Drink plenty of fluids over the next 24 hours.
Any of these may be signs of a reaction and need treatment, if you are still within the vicinity of the hospital please return immediately to the Radiology Department.
If you are at home and are concerned about any of the above then please return to the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC).
You may reach an answering machine. Please leave your contact number, and the nurse will phone you back between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Information following an injection of X-ray contrast - patient information leaflet
Produced by Richard Gillott and Adele Roden, May 2021
Revision due May 2023. Version: 1.0.
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