Without a Prescription
Diatrizoic-Acid is a medication commonly known as sodium amidotrizoate. Diatrizoic-Acid is a substance of contrast, normally prescribed to enable a clearer examination of the gastrointestinal tract.
Diatrizoic-Acid is to be prescribed in case of the following:
- An acute hemorrhage;
- An early diagnosis of a perforation which is undetectable for x-rays;
- Anastomotic defect of the esophagus;
- Anastomotic defect of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Computerized tomography in the abdominal region;
- Peptic ulcer;
- Postoperative ileus;
- Resection of the stomach or the intestine;
- Small bowel obstruction;
- Suspected stenosis;
- Treatment of meconium ileus;
- Visualization of a foreign body or tumor before endoscopy;
- Visualization of a gastrointestinal fistula;
Diatrizoic-Acid is also prescribed for various other purposes besides those listed here.
Before starting a treatment with Diatrizoic-Acid you should inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following disorders:
- Multiple myeloma;
- Enzyme deficiency;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Allergic reaction to the drug or to at least one of its ingredients;
If you are suffering or have suffered from any of these disorders it may not be prescribed for you to use Diatrizoic-Acid or it may be required that you take only a certain dosage or be monitorised during the treatment.
Diatrizoic-Acid is not recommended for children below 1 year old. If administration of the drug is nevertheless required, the drug should be taken in according to the prescribed dosage.
Diatrizoic-Acid does not have any known harmful effects on an unborn baby therefore there should be no risks involving neither the pregnant woman nor the fetus after a treatment with Diatrizoic-Acid. However Diatrizoic-Acid has not been established safe when the patient is pregnant. Therefore it is best if you avoid a treatment with Diatrizoic-Acid if you are planning a pregnancy or if you are pregnant. For further questions about the drug you should consult with your physician.
It is not known if Diatrizoic-Acid can pass into the breast milk. Although it might be safe to breast-feed your child while you are taking the drug it is best to consult a physician on this issue.
If you have a very poor health state you may need special attention and further examination before taking Diatrizoic-Acid.
The drug can be diluted in order to achieve the best dosage (related to your age, the type of examination, etc).
You should follow the doctor's indications regarding how you must take the drug. If you have any questions regarding these instructions you should ask a doctor, a nurse or a pharmacist for further explanations.
ADULTS: 60 mL- 100 mL
CHILDREN: 15 mL-30 mL
The Diatrizoic-Acid dosage which suits you best depends on your age and the type of the examination.
A Diatrizoic-Acid overdose is rare. Nevertheless, if you suspect such an overdose it is best that you consult a doctor immediately. The symptoms of Diatrizoic-Acid overdose are: *
- Mild angioedema;
If you miss a Diatrizoic-Acid dose you should take it as soon as possible. If it is time for another dose you should skip the one you have missed and take only the regular dose. Double doses of the drug are not recommended unless they are prescribed by a doctor.
Although Diatrizoic-Acid therapy does not induce serious side effects you should discontinue the use of the drug if you experience some of the following disorders:
- Allergic shock;
- Cutaneous or respiratory symptoms;
- Facial edema;
- Respiratory distress;
- Skin reddening;
- Subglottic edema;
Other side effects can also appear, so you should inform your doctor of any remarkable changes.
Diatrizoic-Acid's treatment can interfere with other medicines that you are taking that haven't been prescribed by your doctor. You should let your physician know if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- Inorganic iodide;
There are other drugs that can react with Diatrizoic-Acid, therefore it is preferable that you talk to you doctor before starting any other treatment.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Diatrizoic-Acid may also be known as:
- Peritrast comp;
- Peritrast-Infusio 180/31%;
- Peritrast-Oral CT;
- Radialar 280;
- Urografin 150 and 370;
- Urografin Meglumin;
- Urolux Retro;