|IUPAC name||3,5-diacetamido-2,4,6-triiodo-benzoic acid|
|Molar mass||613.9 g/mol|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Diatrizoic acid (or its anionic form, Diatrizoate), also known as amidotrizoic acid, or 3,5-Diacetamido-2,4,6-triiodobenzoic acid, is an iodine-containing radiocontrast agent. It is also used to kill tapeworms.
- It is given intravenously (under brand name Hypaque®, GE Healthcare) to enhance contrast in computed tomography, to image the kidneys and related structures, and to image blood vessels.
- It is given orally or by enema (Gastrografin®, Gastrovist®, Gastrovision®, MD-Gastroview®) to image the gastrointestinal tract.
- It is given by Foley catheter (Cystografin®) to image the urinary tract
A history of sensitivity to iodine is not a contraindication to using diatrizoate, although it suggests caution in use of the agent.
- ↑ Amersham Health (April 2006). Hypaque sodium (Diatrizoate Sodium) injection, solution. Product label. DailyMed. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
- ↑ Amersham Health (April 2006). Hypaque (Diatrizoate Meglumine and Diatrizoate Sodium) injection, solution. Product label. DailyMed. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
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