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(ethiodized oil) Injection
A Low Viscosity Radio-Opaque Diagnostic Agent
NOT FOR INTRAVASCULAR, INTRATHECAL OR INTRABRONCHIAL USE
Ethiodol, brand of ethiodized oil, is a sterile injectable radio-opaque diagnostic agent for use in hysterosalpingography and lymphography. It contains 37% iodine (475 mg/mL) organically combined with ethyl esters of the fatty acids (primarily as ethyl monoiodostearate and ethyl diiodostearate) of poppyseed oil. Stabilized with poppyseed oil, 1%. The precise structure of Ethiodol (ethiodized oil) is unknown at this time. Ethiodol (ethiodized oil) is a straw to amber colored, oily fluid, which because of simplified molecular structure, possesses a greatly reduced viscosity (1.280 specific gravity at 15° C yields viscosity of 0.5 - 1.0 poise). This high fluidity provides a new flexibility for radiographic exploration.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/3/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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