Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Bar-Test
  2. Entero VU
  3. E-Z-Cat Dry
  4. E-Z-Disk
  5. Gastrografin
  6. Hypaque Sodium
  7. Kruschen Salts
  8. MD-Gastroview
  9. Ocu-Disal
  10. Omnipaque 12
  11. Omnipaque 9
  12. Oraltag
  13. Perchloracap
  14. Readi-Cat 2
  15. Readi-Cat 2 Smoothie
  16. Tagitol V
  17. Varibar
  18. Varibar Pudding
  19. Volumen

Canadian Brand Name

  1. E-Z-Hd
  2. Acb
  3. Baro-Cat
  4. Colobar-100
  5. Epi-C
  6. Epi-Stat
  7. Esobar
  8. Esopho-Cat Esophageal Cream
  9. E-Z-Cat
  10. E-Z-Hd
  11. E-Z-Jug
  12. E-Z-Paque
  13. Gel-Unix 10


Oral cholecystographic agents are radiopaque agents. Radiopaque agents are drugs used to help diagnose certain medical problems. These agents contain iodine, which blocks x-rays. Depending on how the radiopaque agent is given, it localizes or builds up in certain areas of the body. When radiopaque agents are inside the body they will appear white on the x-ray film. This creates the needed distinction, or contrast, between one organ and other tissues. This will help the doctor see any special conditions that may exist in that organ or part of the body.

The oral cholecystographic agents are taken by mouth before x-ray tests to help check for problems of the gallbladder and the biliary tract.

These radiopaque agents are to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.

Ipodate was discontinued by the United States manufacturer in 1999.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension
  • Cream
  • Powder for Suspension
  • Tablet
  • Paste
  • Solution