Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: iohexol, iodixanol, radio contrast media, immediate hypersensitivity reactions (PubMed Search)
Many patients report an allergy to iodinated RCM, sometimes adding to the complexity of diagnostic decision making. Here are a few pearls to help:
Bottom line: Despite the lack of cross reactivity with shellfish/iodine allergies AND the very low risk associated with today’s low osmolality agents, premedication is still indicated in patient’s with a history of IHR to RCM.