Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Intra-arterial, Intrathecal, Intravenous
Contrast media, radiographic
Adult: As 30.62 to 81.65 % w/v solution: Dose and strength vary according to the procedure and route. Refer to individual product literature.
Child: Same as adult dose.
Hypersensitivity. Multiple myeloma, Waldenstroem’s paraproteinaemia. Intrathecal concomitant administration with corticosteroid. Severe hepatic and renal impairment.
Special Precautions
Patient with asthma, history of allergy, heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism or goitre, myasthenia gravis, cerebral infarction, acute intracranial haemorrhage, conditions involving blood-brain barrier damage, brain oedema, acute demyelination, intracranial tumours or metastases, history of epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, acute and chronic alcoholism, drug addiction, phaeochromocytoma, sickle cell disease. Moderate renal and hepatic impairment. Neonates, infants and children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Myelomatosis or paraproteinaemias, pulmonary oedema, haemodynamic changes, ischaemic ECG changes, arrhythmias, convulsive seizures, exacerbation of myasthenia, neurological complications, vasospasm, cerebral ischaemic phenomena, anxiety, excitement, pain.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, taste disturbance.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Injection site pain, chest pain, heat sensation.
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Back pain.
Nervous system disorders: Headache, dizziness.
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Dyspnoea.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Erythema, urticaria, pruritus.
Vascular disorders: Flushing, hypertension.
Potentially Fatal: Severe anaphylactoid and CV reactions (e.g. severe hypotension, tachycardia, dyspnoea, cardiac arrest).
Patient Counseling Information
This drug may cause delayed reactions, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor electrolyte fluid balance prior to administration; renal function. Maintain hydration prior and during the procedure.
Symptoms: Life-threatening pulmonary and CV adverse reactions. Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment.
Drug Interactions
Risk of bronchospasm with β-blockers. Reduced seizure threshold with neuroleptics and antidepressants (e.g. MAO inhibitors, TCA, analeptics, anti-emetics phenothiazines); discontinue for 48 hours before and resume 24 hours after the procedure. Increased risk of lactic acidosis with concomitant use of metformin; discontinue prior to procedure and withhold for 48 hours after the procedure.
Potentially Fatal: Concurrently administered corticosteroids may promote and affect the signs and symptoms of arachnoiditis (intrathecal).
Lab Interference
May interfere with thyroid function tests; bilirubin, proteins, Fe, copper, Ca, phosphate tests.
Mechanism of Action: Iomeprol is a nonionic iodinated contrast medium used in radiographic procedures including myelography, urography, arthrography and computed tomography.
Absorption: Completely absorbed from the cerebrospinal fluid (intrathecal).
Excretion: Via urine (50%, as unchanged drug). Terminal elimination half-life: 1.9 hours; 8-11 hours (intrathecal).
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Iomeprol, CID=3731, (accessed on Jan. 21, 2020)

Store below 30°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Radiographic & Diagnostic Agents
ATC Classification
V08AB10 - iomeprol ; Belongs to the class of watersoluble, nephrotropic, low osmolar preparations used as X-ray contrast media.
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