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Omniscan Prefill Plus

Generic Name: Gadodiamide [GAD-oh-DYE-a-mide].
Names of Brands: Omniscan, Omniscan Prefill Plus.
Classification of Drugs: Magnetic resonance imaging contrast media.

What is Omniscan Prefill Plus?

Omniscan Prefill Plus is an agent for contrast that has magnetic properties. It's used in conjunction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to permit organs, blood vessels, and other non-bony tissues to be more easily seen when using MRI. Omniscan Prefill Plus can be used to identify certain diseases of the spine and brain (central nervous system) or chest and stomach areas. Omniscan Prefill Plus could be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Omniscan Prefill Plus

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face. Certain side effects of gadodiamide could occur for several days following the injection. Omniscan Prefill Plus can cause an emergency situation in patients who suffer from advanced kidney disease. Get in touch with your doctor now if you experience any signs of this disease, like:

  • Irritation, itching, swelling, as well as scaling or hardening of your skin.
  • Tiredness, muscle weakness.
  • Stiffness in joints in your hands, arms, feet, legs, or arms.
  • Painful bone pain that is deep in your ribs or your hips.
  • Difficulty getting moving trouble moving.
  • Skin the skin. Dark patches or redness.

Contact your doctor at any time if you suffer from:

  • Kidney issues: no or little urinary frequency, swelling in your ankles and feet, feeling fatigued or short of breath.
  • Chest pain or pressure that is spreading into your shoulder or jaw.

Common negative side effects associated with Omniscan Prefill Plus may include:

  • Nausea.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.

This list does not represent all possible adverse reactions; others could occur. Please consult your physician if experiencing adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Omniscan Prefill Plus can cause the development of a life-threatening illness in those who suffer from advanced kidney disease. It is not recommended to take this drug if you suffer from kidney disease or are taking dialysis.

Before you take this drug

Omniscan Prefill Plus can cause an emergency situation in patients suffering from kidney disease that is advanced. It is not recommended to take this drug if you have kidney disease or are taking dialysis. Omniscan Prefill Plus can stay in your body for a number of months or years after you have received it. It's not clear if this can cause health issues for those who have functioning kidneys. Inform your physician if you have had multiple scans with contrast agents and give the date of the last scan. It is not recommended to use Omniscan Prefill Plus if you are allergic to it.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • kidney problems.
  • Any kind of reaction to any contrast agent.
  • Hypertension.
  • Diabetes.
  • Liver disease.
  • Asthma, fever, and food or drug allergies.
  • An injury, surgery, or severe infection.
  • If you're over the age of 60.

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to make  Omniscan Prefill Plus?

Omniscan Prefill Plus is given as an injection into the vein. The healthcare professional will give the injection. Your physician or another healthcare professional might want to monitor your condition for a short period following the conclusion of your test. This is to ensure that you don't suffer from any adverse reactions or side effects.

Omniscan Prefill Plus can cause abnormal results when used with certain medications during the first 24 hours following the MRI. Be sure to inform any doctor treating you that you've received this medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because Omniscan Prefill Plus is used only for your MRI and not during your MRI, you won't be following a prescribed dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Since the medication is prescribed by a health expert in a medical environment, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur.

What should be avoided?

Follow the doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can impact Omniscan Prefill Plus, including medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor about all the medications you currently use as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.