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Brand name: Visipaque

Visipaque is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) iodixanol. On this page you will find out more about Visipaque, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: iodixanol

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Visipaque 652 mg (iodine 320 mg)/mL injection solution, 10 x 50 mL vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

This medicinal product is for diagnostic use only. Visipaque is indicated in adult patients for angiocardiography, peripheral arteriography, visceral arteriography, cerebral arteriography, contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the head and body, excretory urography and venography. In arteriography, Visipaque may be used for both conventional radiography and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). In children, Visipaque is indicated for cardioangiography, urography, CT enhancement and studies of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A clear to practically clear, colourless to slightly yellow solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
50mL x 10: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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