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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  1. link Amanda7989
    just a lttle worried
    will gastroview make you have severe diarrhea
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    Is anaphylactic shock possible after drinking Gastroview?
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