Premedication

Premedication with a steroid regimen has been shown in some studies to reduce the overall incidence of contrast reactions to both high- and low-osmolality agents. However, no controlled studies have been performed to determine whether premedication reduces the incidence of severe reactions. Most institutions prescribe premedication if there is a history of a significant (more than nausea, vomiting, or a few hives) reaction to a previous contrast injection. 6 Some institutions also premedicate if there is a history of severe allergy to any substance. There are no standard indications or protocols for premedication. Two commonly prescribed premedication regimens are listed in T§ble...,2.,9.4.-4.7™

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