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Iopamidol is used in the treatment of diseases of bone, disease of muscle and disease of organs

How it works

Iopamidol belongs to a class of drugs known as radiopaque iodinated contrast media. It enhances imaging due to its high iodine content, attenuating the beam of rays during examination.

Common side effects

Hot flashes, Angina pectoris, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Slow heart rate, Decreased blood pressure, Urticaria

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Expert advice

• Keep yourself well hydrated prior to and following iopamidol administration as dehydration may lead to acute kidney dysfunction.  .  
• Inform your doctor if you have history of liver, kidney, heart or nervous system disease, overactive thyroid, pheochromocytoma, (high blood pressure state due to a tumour in gland near  kidney), diabetes or sickle cell disease ( red blood cell disorder).
• Seek immediate medical attention in case if you observe any burning sensation, pain, or swelling at the injection site or if you have vomiting or diarrhea after Iopamidol is administered.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to Iopamidol or any of its ingredients or any other radio-opaque contrast media should not take it.

Frequently asked questions



Is iopamidol radioactive?
Yes. Iodine used in radiological studies does involves radioactivity


Is Iopamidol water soluble?
Yes. Iopamidol is a water soluble iodinated contrast agent


How does Iopamidol work?
Iopamidol contains iodine, works by enhancing contrasts to body parts and fluids. Iopamidol improves the images obtained during a CT scan, so your doctor can more easily diagnose your condition.

Content on this page was last updated on 23 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)