Oral diabetic medicine after IV contrast administration (1199)

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after IV contrast administration

Please follow the instructions below if you are taking one of these medicines:

As part of your exam today, you received IV contrast. The contrast along with your diabetic medicine can cause a build-up of lactic acid in your system. This can be dangerous if your kidneys are not working well.

You may take your medicine before the test, but not after

Do not start your medicine until your doctor tells you it is okay.

Remember: Do not re-start your diabetic medicine until you have the results from your doctor.


1. Call your primary doctor today to set up an appointment for a creatinine blood test.
2. Call your doctor for the results and instructions on when you can re-start your medicine.
3. You will need to monitor your blood sugar more closely during this time.

We will tell your doctor that you have been given this information.

Please call us with any questions or concerns:

The CT Department
Children’s Wisconsin Hospital in Milwaukee


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.