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In the US, Ioxilan is a member of the drug class non-ionic iodinated contrast media and is used to treat Aortography, Body Imaging, Cerebral Arteriography, Coronary Arteriography, Head Imaging, Intravenous Urography, Left Ventriculography, Peripheral Arteriography and Visceral Arteriography.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Contrast medium

Diagnostic agent

Chemical Names

(+/-)-N-(2,3-Dihydroxypropyl)-5-[N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)acetamido]-N'-(2-hydroxyetyl)-2,4,6-triiodisophtalamid (IUPAC)

1,3-Benzenedicarboxamide, 5-[acetyl(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)amino]-N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-N'-(2-hydroxyetyl)-2,4,6-triiodo- (USAN)


N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-5-[N-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)acetamido]-N'-(2-hydroxyetyl)-2,4,6-triiodoisophtalamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Ioxilanum (Latin)
  • Ioxilan (German)
  • Ioxilane (French)
  • Ioxilan (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ioxilan (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • CCRIS 6727 (IS)
  • IOX (IS)
  • Ioxilan (Cook Imaging) (IS)
  • Ioxitol (IS)
  • Ioxilan (PH: USP 41)

Brand Name


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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