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Iopromide is used in diagnostic procedures such as computed tomography (CT) scans and X-ray imaging to improve the visibility of different organs in the body and thus helps in the diagnosis of any find problems in different body regions.

How it works

Iopromide belongs to a class of drugs known as Iodinated radiographic contrast agent. It enhances imaging due to its high Iodine content attenuating the beam of X-rays during examination.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Back pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Altered taste, Frequent urge to urinate, Headache, Altered heart rate, Increased blood pressure, Injection site reaction, Urinary tract infection, Vomiting


Expert advice

• Always keep yourself hydrated before administration of any contrast media to prevent any kidney damage due to dehydration. 
• Do not administer iopromide intrathecal (within the layers of spine).
• Inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart disease or if you had reactions to previous injections of Iopromide used for x-ray procedures.
• Inform your doctor if you are diabetic or if you have cancer, pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor), blood disorder (Sickle cell anemia) or thyroid disorder or if you have a history of fits (epilepsy) or any blood clotting problems.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to iopromide or any of its ingredients should not take it.
• Children who have been administered a laxative or are dehydrated due to prolonged fasting should not take iopromide.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is Iopromide radioactive?
No. Iopromide is not radioactive.
Q. Is Iopromide water soluble? 
Yes. Iopromide is a water soluble X-ray contrast agent for intravascular administration.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)