Ethiodol, brand of ethiodized oil, is a sterile injectable
radio-opaque diagnostic agent for use in hysterosalpingography and lymphography.
It contains 37% iodine (475 mg/mL) organically combined with ethyl esters of
the fatty acids (primarily as ethyl monoiodostearate and ethyl diiodostearate)
of poppyseed oil. Stabilized with poppyseed oil, 1%. The precise structure of
Ethiodol (ethiodized oil) is unknown at this time. Ethiodol (ethiodized oil) is a straw to amber colored, oily
fluid, which because of simplified molecular structure, possesses a greatly
reduced viscosity (1.280 specific gravity at 15° C yields viscosity of 0.5 -
1.0 poise). This high fluidity provides a new flexibility for radiographic
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/3/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.