Gastrografin

What is Gastrografin?

Diatrizoic acid (or its anionic form, diatrizoate), also known as amidotrizoic acid, or 3,5-diacetamido-2,4,6-triiodobenzoic acid, is a radiocontrast agent containing iodine. Trade names include Hypaque, Gastrografin and Urografin, the latter being a combination of the sodium and meglumine salts.

Diatrizoate is considered a high-osmolality contrast agent. Its osmolality ranges from approximately 1500 mOsm/kg (50% solution) to over 2000 mOsm/kg (76% solution).

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Wife had gastrografin X-ray this morning. Has had diarrhea badly all day. Does it stop.

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It will stop. it is commonly seen

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How much gasrtrograffin is given in a diagnostic enema?
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HOW DOES the =GASTROGRAFFEN...

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Gastrografin is water soluble contrast media

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I am having a ct scan in a few weeks with both oral and iv contrast. I have had scans with the barium before and had severe diarrhea withing hours....

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Diarrhea is less with gastrografin.

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