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Iodipamide is used as a contrast agent for cholecystography and intravenous cholangiography. Following intravenous administration of Cholografin Meglumine, iodipamide is carried to the liver where it is rapidly secreted. The contrast medium appears in the bile within 10 to 15 minutes after injection, thus permitting visualization of the hepatic and common bile ducts, even in cholecystectomized patients. Iodipamide (Cholografin Meglumine) is indicated for intravenous cholangiography and cholecystography as follows: (a) visualization of the gallbladder and biliary ducts in the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal conditions, (b) visualization of the biliary ducts, especially in patients with symptoms after cholecystectomy, and (c) visualization of the gallbladder in patients unable to take oral contrast media or to absorb contrast media from the gastrointestinal tract. The biliary ducts are readily visualized within about 25 minutes after administration, except in patients with impaired liver function. The gallbladder begins to fill within an hour after injection; maximum filling is reached after two to two and one-half hours. Organic iodine compounds block x-rays as they pass through the body, thereby allowing body structures containing iodine to be delineated in contrast to those structures that do not contain iodine. The degree of opacity produced by these iodinated organic compounds is directly proportional to the total amount (concentration and volume) of the iodinated contrast agent in the path of the x-rays. Iodipamide's primary excretion through the hepato-biliary system and concentration in bile allows visualization of the gallbladder and biliary ducts.   NCATS

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  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Parenteral, Topical
  • Pro Drug: No
3,3'-(adipoyldiimino)bis(2,4,6-triiodobenzoic acid) | adipiodon | adipiodona | adipiodone | adipiodone meglumine | adipiodone meglumine injection | adipiodonum | biligrafin | cholografin | cholografin meglumine | cholografin sodium | endografin | iodipamic acid | iodipamide | iodipamide meglumine | iodipamide methylglucamine injection | iodipamide sodium | meglumine adipiodone | meglumine iodipamide | methylglucamine iodipamide | radioselectan

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