Table of contents

  • Brand Names
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacologic Category
  • Therapeutic Use
  • Pregnancy and Lactation Implications
  • Contraindications
  • Dosage

Brand Names


Austria: Gastromiro, Jopamiro, Scanlux; Bulgaria: Iopamiro, Scanlux; Czech Republic: Scanlux; Estonia: Gastromiro, Iopamigita, Iopamiro; Finland: Iopamigita; France: Iopamiron; Germany: Cetegnost, Iopamidol, Iopamigita, Iopamiro, Iopathek, Scanlux, Solutrast, Unilux; Greece: Iopamiro, Radoso, Scanlux; Hungary: Iopamiro, Scanlux; Ireland: Gastromiro, Niopam; Italy: Gastromiro, Iopamidolo, Iopamiro, Iopasen, Scanlux; Latvia: Iopamigita; Lithuania: Iopamiro; Netherlands: Gastromiro, Iopamidol, Iopamiro, Scanlux; Romania: Iopamigita, Iopamiro, Scanlux; Slovakia: Scanlux; Slovenia: Gastromiro, Iopamiro; Spain: Iopamidol, Iopamiro; UK: Gastromiro, Niopam.

North America

Canada: Isovue; USA: Iopamidol, Isovue.

Latin America

Argentina: Iopamiron, Opacrile; Brazil: Iopamiron.


Japan: Bystage, Hisidol, Iopamiron, Moiopamin, Ovaniron, Oypalomin.

Drug combinations


Iopamidol: C~17~H~22~I~3~N~3~O~8~. Mw: 777.09. (1) 1,3-Benzenedicarboxamide, N,N’-bis[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)ethyl]-5-[(2-hydroxy-1-oxopropyl)amino]-2,4,6-triiodo-, (S)-; (2)(S)-N,N’-bis[2-Hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)ethyl]-2,4,6-triiodo-5-lactamidoisophthalamide. CAS-60166-93-0 (1979).

Pharmacologic Category

Diagnostic Agents; Imaging Agents; Iodinated Contrast Media. Radiological/Contrast Media (Nonionic, Low Osmolality). (ATC-Code: V08AB04).

Mechanism of action

Therapeutic use

Neuroradiology, contrast enhancement of computed tomographic cisternography and ventriculography. Thoraco-lumbar myelography. Angiography, excretory urography, contrast enhancement of computed tomographic imaging, valuation of certain malignancies, image enhancement of non-neoplastic lesions.

Pregnancy and lactiation implications

Fetal harm not observed in animal studies. In general, iodinated contrast media agents are avoided during pregnancy unless essential for diagnosis. Excretion in breast milk unknown (use caution).

Unlabeled use


Hypersensitivity to iopamidol or any component of the formulation.

Drug interactions

Contrast media (non-ionic) may enhance potential for allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to aldesleukin. Iodinated contrast agents may enhance adverse/toxic effect of metformin. Renal dysfunction which may be caused by iodinated contrast agents may lead to metformin-associated lactic acidosis.

Warnings and precautions



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