Sincalide (By injection)
Diagnostic Agent, Stimulant, Gastrointestinal (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Sincalide belongs to the group of medicines known as diagnostic aids. Diagnostic aids are used to help diagnose certain medical problems. Sincalide is given by injection before tests are done to check if the gallbladder and pancreas are working properly and to help diagnose other problems of these organs.
The doses of sincalide will be different for different patients and depend on the weight of the patient and on the type of test.
Sincalide is used only under the supervision of a doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine. You will be given this medicine before you have your medical test done.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
You should not be given this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sincalide (Kinevac®), or if you have intestinal blockage. You should not be given this medicine if you are pregnant and are close to the time when you expect to have your baby.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have gallbladder stones.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Feeling flushed or sweaty.
Feeling short of breath.
Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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