Medication Description: Bilimine (Biliminum)
Sodium salt of b - (3-dimethylaminomethyleneimino-2, 4, 6-triyodophenyl) -propionic acid.
Synonyms: Biloptin, Biloptinon, Natrii iopodas, Oragrafin-solium, Orografin-sodium, Sodium-iopodate.
White or white with a slightly yellowish tinge crystalline powder.
Radiocontrast agent for oral cholecystocholangiography.
When ingested, the drug is rapidly absorbed in the small intestine from the blood to the liver. Selectively captured by the liver cells and in the composition of bile is secreted into the bile ducts and gallbladder.
Used to diagnose diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract.
Take the drug inside. An adult (weighing 60–80 kg) is prescribed at a dose of 3–6 g (6–12 tablets of 0.5 g each).
For cholecystography, take bilimine 12-24 hours before X-ray examination. Usually the drug is taken in the evening, at 20 h, with warm tea. At 9 - 10 am in the morning of the next day, X-ray examination is performed. Then after 45 - 60 minutes, after taking a choleretic breakfast (the yolks of two chicken eggs, butter, sour cream, etc.), the sounding and contractile functions of the gallbladder are determined.
Obese patients are given 3 g of the drug twice: at 20 h and at 22 h.
For cholecystocholangiography, the drug is prescribed at a dose of 3 g for 10 to 12 hours before the x-ray study, or 6 g for 2 hours before the study.
After taking bilimine, there may be a feeling of pressure in the stomach, an accumulation of gas in the intestine, an unpleasant taste in the mouth, nausea, sometimes vomiting, diarrhea. Allergic skin rashes are also possible.
Bilimine is contraindicated in idiosyncrasy to iodine preparations, thyrotoxicosis, cardiovascular decompensation, severe damage to the liver and kidneys.
Form release: tablets of 0.5 g (Tabulettae Bilimini 0.5) white or white with a slightly yellowish-greenish tint (slight marbling is possible) in a package of 6 and 40 pieces in cans of light-protective glass.
Storage: List B. In a dry, dark place.