Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Aortography and selective visceral arteriography
Adult: Use 300 or 350 mg iodine/ml solution, single inj. Aorta: 50-80 ml; major branches: 30-60 ml; renal arteries: 5-15 ml. Repeat as necessary. Max: 300 mg iodine/ml: 291 ml; 350 mg iodine/ml: 250 ml.
Child: Use 350 mg iodine/ml solution: 1 ml/kg, single dose. Max: 5 ml/kg up to 250 ml.

Adult: Ventriculography: 350 mg iodine/ml: 30-60 ml, usual: 40 ml, may be repeated as necessary. If with selective coronary arteriography: max 250 ml. Selective coronary arteriography: 350 mg iodine/ml: 3-14 ml per inj, usual: 5 ml. Aortic root and arch study when used alone: 350 mg iodine/ml: 20-75 ml, usual 50 ml. Multiple procedures: 350 mg iodine/ml: max 250 ml.
Child: Ventriculography: 350 mg iodine/ml: 1-1.5 ml/kg, usual: 1.25 ml/kg; 300 mg iodine/ml: 1.5-2 ml/kg, usual 1.75 ml/kg. Max: 5 ml/kg; 350 mg iodine/ml: 250 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 291 ml. Pulmonary angiography: 350 mg iodine/ml: 1 ml/kg. Multiple procedures: Max: 5 ml/kg; 350 mg iodine/ml: 250 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 291 ml.

Voiding cystourethrography
Adult: Use diluted solutions using sterile water for inj to concentrations of 50-100 mg iodine/ml. Usual volume: 50 mg iodine/ml solution: 50-600 ml; 100 mg iodine/ml: 50-300 ml.
Child: Children: Use diluted solutions using sterile water for inj to concentrations of 50-100 mg iodine/ml: 50-300 ml.

Adult: 240 mg iodine/ml: 15-20 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 15-20 ml.

Adult: Knee: 240 mg iodine/ml: 5-15 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 5-15 ml; 350 mg iodine/ml: 5-10 ml. Shoulder: 240 mg iodine/ml: 3 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 10 ml. Temporomandibular: 300 mg iodine/ml: 0.5-1 ml. Lower volumes are recommended for double-contrast examinations; higher volumes are recommended fro single-contrast examinations.

Adult: 240 mg iodine/ml: 50 ml.

Excretory urography
Adult: Use 300 or 350 mg iodine/ml solution: 200-350 mg iodine/kg.
Child: Use 300 mg iodine/ml solution: 0.5-3 ml/kg, usual: 1-1.5 ml/kg; max: 3 ml/kg.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP)
Adult: Use 240 mg iodine/ml: 10-50 ml.

Peripheral arteriography
Adult: Aortofemoral runoffs: 350 mg iodine/ml: 20-70 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 30-90 ml. Selective arteriograms (femoral/iliac): 350 mg iodine/ml: 10-30 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 10-60 ml. Venography (per leg): 240 mg iodine/ml: 20-150 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 40-100 ml.

Cerebral arteriography
Adult: Use 300 mg iodine/ml solution: Common carotid artery: 6-12 ml; internal carotid artery: 8-10 ml; external carotid artery: 6-9 ml; vertebral artery: 6-10 ml.

Digital subtraction angiography
Adult: Use 140 mg iodine/ml solution: Aorta: 20-45 ml at 8-20 ml/sec; carotid: 5-10 ml at 3-6 ml/sec; femoral: 9-20 ml at 3-6 ml/sec; vertebral: 4-10 ml at 2-8 ml/sec; renal: 6-12 ml at 3-6 ml/sec; other branches of the aorta (includes subclavian, axillary, innominate and iliac): 8-25 ml at 3-10 ml/sec.

Contrast-enhanced computerised tomography
Adult: Lumbar (via lumbar inj): 180 mg iodine/ml: 10-17 ml; 240 mg iodine/ml: 7-12.5 ml. Thoracic (via lumbar or cervical inj): 240 mg iodine/ml: 6-12.5 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 6-10 ml. Cervical (via lumbar inj): 240 mg iodine/ml: 6-12.5 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml solution: 6-10 ml. Cervical (via C1-2 inj): 180 mg iodine/ml: 7-10 ml; 240 mg iodine/ml: 6-12.5 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 4-10 ml. Total columnar (via lumbar inj): 240 mg iodine/ml: 6-12.5 ml; 300 mg iodine/ml: 6-10 ml.
Child: Use 180 mg iodine/ml solution. 0-<3 mth: 240 ml; 3-<36 mth: 4-8 ml; 3-<7 yr: 5-10 ml; 7-<13 yr: 5-12 ml; 13-18 yr: 6-15 ml.

Contrast-enhanced computerised tomography of the abdomen
Adult: In conjunction with dilute oral admin, use 300 mg iodine/ml solution: 100-150 ml. The oral dose is administered 20-40 min prior to IV dose and image acquisition.
Child: In conjunction with dilute oral admin, use 240 or 300 mg iodine/ml solution: 1-2 ml/kg; max 3 ml/kg. The oral dose is administered 30-60 min prior to IV dose and image acquisition.

Digital subtraction angiography
Adult: 350 mg iodine/ml: 30-50 ml, as a bolus at 7.5-30 ml/second using a pressure injector, usually for 3 or more inj; max: 250 ml.

Contrast-enhanced computerised tomography
Adult: Head imaging by inj: 300 mg iodine/ml: 70-150 ml; 350 mg iodine/ml: 80 ml. Head imaging by infusion: 240 mg iodine/ml: 120-250 ml. Body imaging by inj: 300 mg iodine/ml: 50-200 ml; 350 mg iodine/ml: 60-100 ml.
Child: Head imaging: 240 or 300 mg iodine/ml: 1-2 ml/kg. Max: 28 g iodine with 240 mg iodine/ml solution or 35 g iodine with 300 mg iodine/ml solution.

Gastrointestinal tract examination
Adult: Use 350 mg iodine/ml solution: 50-100 ml.
Child: <3 mth: 180 mg iodine/ml: 5-30 ml. 3 mth-3 yr: 180, 240 or 300 mg iodine/ml: up to 60 ml; 4-10 yr: 180, 240 or 300 mg iodine/ml: up to 80 ml; >10 yr: 180, 240 or 300 mg iodine/ml: up to 100 ml.

Contrast-enhanced computerised tomography of the abdomen
Adult: Solutions diluted to 6-9 mg iodine/ml solution: 500-1000 ml.
Child: Solutions diluted to 9-21 mg iodine/ml solution: 180-750 ml; given at once or over 30-45 min. Max: <3 mth: 5 g iodine; 3-18 yr: 10 g iodine.
Procedure-specific. Intrathecal: Myelography in significant local or systemic infection where bacteremia is likely; concurrent use with corticosteroids; repeat myelography in the event of technical failure (risk of overdosage). Hysterosalpingography: During menstrual period or when menstrual flow in imminent; presence of infection; pregnancy, 6 mth after termination of pregnancy or 30 days after conization or curettage.
Special Precautions
Asthma or a history of allergies (risk of anaphylactoid reactions is increased); compromised blood-brain barrier (severe neurotoxicity after intrathecal use); epilepsy and brain tumour (higher risk of convulsions); severe hepatic or renal impairment, diabetics with renal impairment, dehydration and others who may be at increased risk of renal failure; multiple myeloma (dehydration from use may cause precipitation of protein in the renal tubules, leading to anuria and fatal renal failure); severe hypertension; advanced cardiac disease; phaeochromocytoma; sickle-cell disease; hyperthyroidism; debilitated, severely ill, very old, or very young patients; occlusive vascular disease. Special care to ensure that 140 and 350 mg iodine/ml solutions are not given intrathecally. Adequate resuscitative facilities should be available when radiographic procedures are undertaken, and patients should be kept under observation for a suitable period after the procedure.
Adverse Reactions
Flushing or a sensation of heat; pain, extravasation, thrombophlebitis at the inj site; nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness; urticaria, pruritus, pallor, sweating, metallic taste, weakness, coughing, rhinitis, sneezing, lachrymation, visual disturbances; hypotension, tachycardia, bradycardia, transient ECG abnormalities, haemodynamic disturbances; dyspnoea, bronchospasm, angioedema, severe urticaria; convulsions, paraesthesia, paralysis; acute renal failure; thromboembolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombocytopenia; hyperthyroidism, thyroid storm thyrotoxicosis.
Potentially Fatal: Profound hypotension, pulmonary oedema, respiratory arrest, ventricular fibrillation, circulatory failure, cardiac arrest, coma.
Intra-arterial/Intracavitary/IT/IV/Parenteral/PO/Rectal: B
Lab Interference
Thyroid function, blood coagulation and certain urine tests.
Description: Iohexol is a nonionic water-soluble radiographic contrast medium. It allows visualisation of internal body structures by opacifying the path of its flow. It contains a high concentration of organically bound iodine (140-350 mg iodine/ml).
Distribution: Binding of iohexol to human plasma proteins: About 1.5%.
Excretion: Via urine (90%, as unchanged drug); 121-150 minutes (elimination half-life).
Store at 20-25°C. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
MIMS Class
Radiographic & Diagnostic Agents
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