Description of the medicine: Bilimin (Biliminum)
Sodium salt of b - (3-dimethylaminomethyleneimino-2, 4, 6-triiodophenyl) propionic acid.
Synonyms: Biloptin, Biloptinon, Natrii iopodas, Oragrafin-solium, Orografin-sodium, Sodium-iopodate.
White crystalline powder with a slightly yellowish tint.
X-ray contrast agent for oral cholecystocholangiography.
When taken orally, the drug is rapidly absorbed in the small intestine, coming from the blood to the liver. It is selectively captured by the liver cells and excreted into the bile ducts and gall bladder as part of bile.
Used for the diagnosis of diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract.
Take the drug inside. An adult (body weight 60 - 80 kg) is prescribed in a dose of 3 - 6 g (6 - 12 tablets of 0.5 g).
For cholecystography, bilimin is taken 12 to 24 hours before an X-ray examination. Usually the drug is taken in the evening, at 20 hours, washed down with warm tea. At 9 - 10 am the next day, an X-ray examination is performed. Then, after 45-60 minutes, after taking a choleretic breakfast (yolks of two chicken eggs, butter, sour cream, etc.), the evacuation and contractile functions of the gallbladder are determined.
Obese patients are given 3 g of the drug twice: at 20 hours and at 22 hours.
For cholecystocholangiography, a drug is prescribed at a dose of 3 g 10 to 12 hours before an X-ray examination or 6 g 2 hours before the study.
After taking bilimin, a sensation of pressure in the stomach, gas accumulation in the intestine, unpleasant taste in the mouth, nausea, sometimes vomiting, and diarrhea are possible. Allergic skin rashes are also possible.
Bilimin is contraindicated in idiosyncrasy to iodine preparations, thyrotoxinosis, cardiovascular decompensation, severe liver and kidney damage.
Packing : 0.5 g tablets (Tabulettae Bilimini 0.5) of white or white color with a slightly yellowish-greenish tint (slight marbling is possible) in a package of 6 and 40 pieces in cans of protective glass.
Storage: List B. In a dry, dark place.