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What is meglumine iotroxate?

Meglumine iotroxate is no longer available in the United States.

Meglumine iotroxate (brand name Biliscopin) is a contrast dye injected into your body before some X-ray procedures. X-rays can give your doctor a picture of the inside of your body because they pass through bones and tissues of your body. If your doctor needs a better image of certain parts of your body, your doctor may use meglumine iotroxate because X-rays cannot penetrate the iodine in the dye.  The X-ray will then show where the dye goes. Your body gets rid of meglumine iotroxate by passing it through your liver into your bile, so your gall bladder and other bile conduits show up better on the X-ray.

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