Diatrizoic acid (or its anionic form, Diatrizoate), also known as amidotrizoic acid, or 3,5-Diacetamido-2,4,6-triiodobenzoic acid, is a radiocontrast agent containing iodine.

Diatrizoate is considered a high-osmolality contrast agent. Its osmolality ranges from approximately 1500 mOsm/kg (50% solution)1 to over 2000 mOsm/kg (76% solution).2 Because it is a hypertonic solution, it should be avoided in imaging studies of the upper gastrointestinal tract in patients who are at risk of aspiration, as it will cause prompt pulmonary edema if accidentally introduced into the tracheobronchial tree.

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Gastrografin Discussions

  1. link Confusednsu
    gastrografin with golf
    I am to take it at noon and 5pm--I will be on golf course in afternoon--any problem with that?
    Confusednsu- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  2. link Nataliaherbison
    Is it necessary to take gastrografin to perform a CT scan or can this be done without taking gastrografin?
    Nataliaherbison- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  3. link Haloandhorns
    Gastrografin low grade fever, peach tea, dubious pleasure, fever and chills, bathroom visits
    I had the dubious pleasure of Gastrografin as well. I took it last week--December 2nd (night) and the morning of the 3rd for my CT Scan. I have never - 90% more...
    Haloandhorns- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Gastrografin
  4. link Delecia1
    Gastrografin energetic person, ct scan, chills, couple of days, nausea
    I, too, had a CT scan a couple of days ago. I have felt horrible ever since. I am very lethargic with feeling of nausea. I also have the chills. I sit - 57% more...
    Delecia1- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  5. link Stella1
    Too much Gastrografin
    Can a person have too much gastrografin over a 3 day period - I received gastrografin 3 days in a role?
    Stella1- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  6. link Kazoogal
    Gastrografin burning sensation, loss of appetite, frequent visits, medical facility, knowledgable
    Two days ago, I needed to drink two doses of gastrographin one hour apart two hours before an abdominal CT. Not more than 20 minutes after drinking th - 91% more...
    Kazoogal- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Gastrografin
  7. link Smudge
    Gastrografin ct scan
    Had for a LLQ CT scan
    Smudge- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  8. link Jmschad28
    Gastrografin diarrea, vomiting
    extreme violent vomiting and diarrea
    Jmschad28- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  9. link Jklint
    gastrografin possible side effects
    Any one heard of someone having a fatal hart attack and breathing problems within one hour after having gastrografin administered orally? Then having - 27% more...
    Jklint- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
  10. link Quemaja
    I need to have a CT and I would like to have some information. Last time I was given barium meal I had a lot of abdominal pain afterwards. quemaja
    Quemaja- over a year ago - in Gastrografin
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