What is your experience with Aspiration of Gastrografin?

  1. Good morning guys. I have a question. What is your experience with Aspiration of Gastrografin contrast? I know that it can in fact cause a really bad Pneumonitis but not sure what your experience with it. Have you had a bad case where the Patient actually ended up on the oscillator? How bad is the Mortality from aspiration of Gastrografin? Thank you so Much.
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  3. by   dianah
    I don't have any experience with the scenario.
    I did a google search and came up with a few articles.

    Acute Respiratory Failure From Aspiration Pneumonitis: A Complication of Gastrografin Contrast Media. - ResearchGate

    Gastrografin - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses

    Not a pretty thing; don't know if the seriousness depends on how much was aspirated...
    Hope this helped.
  4. by   dah doh
    Regarding the article: Why did they give their patient undiluted gastrografin in such a large quantity? Our gastric bypass patients only get 30 cc fluid q1-2 hr initially. I've never given a patient undiluted gastrografin either; we always dilute it. Aspiration of just about any med, food, fluid, or stomach contents can cause lung disease including pneumonitis.