Scientific Name: Iodixanol
Brand Name: Visipaque, Visipaque 270, Visipaque 320
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Organic iodine compounds attenuate x-rays as they pass through the body, thereby allowing the body structures containing iodine to be delineated in contrast to those structures that do not contain iodine. The degree of opacity produced by these compounds is directly proportional to the total amount (concentration and volume) of the iodinated contrast agent in the path of the x-rays. After intravascular administration, iodixanol makes opaque those internal structures in its path of flow, allowing their visualization until significant hemodilution and elimination occur.
Description of the Drug: Iodixanol is a contrast agent used during coronary angiography, particularly in patients with renal dysfunction.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB01249