Diatrizoate Meglumine is a solution that is injected into the veins prior to an x-ray. Injecting this solution into the veins helps create contrast in the x-ray so that doctors can more easily see tumors and other problem areas that need to be addressed.
This medication should not be injected into the spinal fluid or underneath the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord. Patients who receive injections of this medication in these areas may have seizures, sudden cardiac arrest, extremely high fevers and other sudden and fatal health problems. This medication should also not be used for epidural procedures because of the risk of accidentally injecting it into this area during the procedure.