Tell your doctor/radiologist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are being given Gadovist.
All contrast agents can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Ask your doctor/radiologist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following after injection of Gadovist and they worry you:
- nausea (feeling sick)
- tingling of the skin
- feelings of coldness, warmth or pain at the injection site
A small percentage of people, up to 1 in 100, experience these side effects. They are usually not severe and last only for a short time.
Transient sensations of taste or smell may occur during or immediately after the rapid administration of larger amounts of the contrast medium. Delayed reactions (after hours or days) may occur.
Other side effects that have been reported to occur rarely (in up to 1 in 1000 people) include:
- allergic shock; breathlessness, vomiting, low blood pressure
- allergic-type reactions such as skin rashes and itch
- loss of consciousness, fits or seizures
Conjunctivitis, swelling of the eyelid
- heart attack, fast heart beat
- low blood pressure which could lead to collapse, flushing
- difficulty breathing, wheezing, stopped breathing, blue lips or skin, swelling of the throat, coughing; sneezing
- swelling of the face, excessive sweating, redness of the skin
- feeling hot, generally feeling unwell
Tell your doctor/radiologist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell during or after the procedure.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people.