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sincalide

Pronunciation: SIN ka lide

Brand: Kinevac

What is the most important information I should know about sincalide?

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You should not receive sincalide if you are allergic to it, or if you have a blockage in your intestines.

Before you receive sincalide, tell your doctor if you have gallstones.

Your medical test or x-ray will be performed shortly after sincalide is injected.

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Receiving this medication late in pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor. Before you receive sincalide, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

What is sincalide?

Sincalide is a diagnostic agent that works by stimulating processes in specific organs of the body. Sincalide is injected in preparation for certain medical tests.

Sincalide is used to help diagnose disorders of the gallbladder or pancreas. It is also used to speed up digestion of barium, a contrast agent, given in preparation for x-ray examination of the intestines.

Sincalide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving sincalide?

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You should not receive sincalide if you are allergic to it, or if you have a blockage in your intestines.

Before you receive sincalide, tell your doctor if you have gallstones.

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FDA pregnancy category B. Sincalide is not expected to harm an unborn baby during early pregnancy. However, receiving this medication late in pregnancy may result in a miscarriage or premature labor. Before you receive sincalide, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

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It is not known whether sincalide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is sincalide given?

Sincalide is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

Your medical test or x-ray will be performed shortly after sincalide is injected.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since sincalide is given by a healthcare professional as part of a medical test, you are not likely to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

What should I avoid before or after receiving sincalide?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of sincalide?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, such as:

  • stomach pain or discomfort;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • headache;
  • feeling light-headed or short of breath;
  • sweating, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • sneezing; or
  • mild skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect sincalide?

There may be other drugs that can interact with sincalide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about sincalide.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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