European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 63–67 | Cite as

Renal handling of iodamide and diatrizoate. Evidence of active tubular secretion of iodamide

  • A. C. Bollerup
  • B. Hesse
  • E. Steiness


Active tubular secretion of iodamide, a water-soluble contrast medium, was demonstrated by comparing the clearances of iodamide, iothalamate and inulin. Passive tubular back diffusion was not found. The fraction excreted by tubular secretion was significantly reduced at “clinical” plasma concentrations. The glomerular filtration rate was slightly depressed at these concentrations of iodamide and diatrizoate.

Key words

Contrast media diatrizoate glomerular filtration rate iodamide tubular secretion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Bollerup
    • 1
  • B. Hesse
    • 1
  • E. Steiness
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Department B, RigshospitaletCopenhagenDenmark

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