GASTROGRAFIN® (diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium solution USP) is a palatable lemon-flavored, water-soluble iodinated radiopaque contrast medium for oral or rectal administration used fluoroscopically to examine segments of the gastrointestinal tract, and as an adjunct to contrast enhancement in Computed Tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvic anatomy.
GASTROGRAFIN products are particularly useful when barium sulfate is not feasible and in instances such as:
- Threatening perforation
- Suspected partial or complete stenosis
- Cases of acute hemorrhage
- Visualization of foreign bodies before endoscopy
- Visualization of gastrointestinal fistula
Indications and Usage:
GASTROGRAFIN® (diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium solution USP) is indicated for radiographic examination of segments of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, proximal small intestine, and colon). The preparation is particularly indicated when a more viscous agent such as barium sulfate, which is not water-soluble, is not feasible or is potentially dangerous.
GASTROGRAFIN (diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium solution USP) may also be used as an adjunct to contrast enhancement in computed tomography of the torso (body imaging); the preparation is indicated, in conjunction with intravenous administration of a radiopaque contrast agent, when unenhanced imaging may not provide sufficient definition in distinguishing normal loops of bowel from adjacent organs or areas of suspected pathology.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Not for parenteral use; do not inject. For oral or rectal administration only. It should be kept in mind that serious or anaphylactoid reactions that may occur with intravascular administration of radiopaque contrast agents are theoretically possible following