Safety Evaluation of Iopamidol Contrast Medium Used for Radiological Examination of a Local Clinic in Korea

방사선 검사에 사용되는 조영제 Iopamidol의 안전성 평가

  • Park, Chang-Mook (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Bo-Reum (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Song, Tea-Bum (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Jang, Je-Kwan (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Yu-Jeung (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Myung-Koo (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lim, Sung-Cil (College of Pharmacy, CBITRC, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 2009.04.24
  • Accepted : 2009.08.14
  • Published : 2009.12.31

Abstract

Contrast media are substances that are used to enhance the contrast of structures or fluids within the body in medical imaging. Those are commonly used to enhance the visibility of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study is to evaluate patients who got injected iopamidol, developed as one of contrast medium regarding changes in cardiovascular system and especially, adverse drug reactions. This study were performed on randomly selected a total of 51 patients (range of 15~85 years old) who got injected contrast medium, Iopamidol at a P hospital in Gyeonggi province from September 22nd, 2008 to January 24th, 2009. Data were collected by questionnaire though person to person. We analyzed the data by SPSS (Version 12. for windows). Methods of analysis were frequency and cross analysis. In results, 19.6% (n=10) were founded for adverse drug reactions of contrast medium. 25.0% (n=4) of 10 patients who had adverse drug reactions of contrast medium had took abdomen contrast test. 2 patients of those took contrast test for chest. Also, 3.9% (n=2) patients felt vomiting and nausea after injection of contrast medium. In conclusion, 19.6% patients experienced adverse drug reaction of contrast medium. Therefore, when taking radiation test, we should make efforts to minimize adverse drug reactions to achieve suitable and effective treatment.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 교육과학기술부

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