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ORALTAG
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Drug Name:

ORALTAG Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Iohexol 9.7g (equivalent to 4.5g carbon bound iodine); per bottle; pwd for oral soln after reconstitution.

Company:
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ORALTAG:

For opacification of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis.

Limitations Of use:

Not for diagnostic examination of the GI tract.

Adults and Children:

Administer 20–60mins before imaging. <3yrs: up to 4.5g iodine (1 bottle); max 4.5g total iodine dose. 3–18yrs: up to 9g iodine (<1–2 bottles); max 9g total iodine dose. >18yrs: 4.5–9g iodine (1–2 bottles); max 9g total iodine dose. For higher concentration preparation at lower volumes: see full labeling.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not administer Oraltag parenterally; risk of severe reactions (eg, sepsis). Previous reaction to an iodinated contrast agent. Allergic disorders. Have emergency resuscitation equipment and trained personnel available. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: consider pumping and discarding breast milk for 10hrs post-administration.

Interactions:

May alter results of thyroid function tests; if indicated, perform prior to administration.

Pharmacological Class:

Radiographic contrast medium.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; hypersensitivity reactions.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Single-use bottle (20oz)—12, 25

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