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Lipiodol

LIPIODOL®
(ethiodized oil) Injection

WARNING

FOR INTRALYMPHATIC, INTRAUTERINE AND SELECTIVE HEPATIC INTRA-ARTERIAL USE ONLY

Pulmonary and cerebral embolism can result from inadvertent intravascular injection or intravasation of Lipiodol. Inject Lipiodol slowly with radiologic monitoring; do not exceed recommended dose (See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS).

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Lipiodol, ethiodized oil injection, is a sterile injectable radio-opaque agent. Each milliliter contains 480 mg of Iodine organically combined with ethyl esters of fatty acids of poppy seed oil. The precise structure of Lipiodol is unknown.

Lipiodol is a sterile, clear, pale yellow to amber colored oil. Lipiodol has a viscosity of 34 – 70 mPa.s at 20°C, and a density of 1.28 g/cm³ at 20°C.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/15/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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