Name: Sinografin

How is this medicine (Sinografin) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • This medicine will be put into the cervix by a doctor.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Slow heartbeat.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • Sweating a lot.
  • Flushing.
  • Joint pain.
  • Shortness of breath.

How do I store and/or throw out Sinografin?

  • If you need to store Sinografin at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Sinografin or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Sinografin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

Sinografin - Clinical Pharmacology

The most important characteristic of contrast media is the iodine content. The relatively high atomic weight of iodine contributes sufficient radiodensity for radiographic contrast of the uterus and uterine tubes with surrounding tissues.

Diagnostic intrauterine radiopaque agents have few known pharmacological effects. Most of the medium within the uterine cavity is discharged immediately upon termination of the procedure. Any medium retained in the uterine cavity is completely absorbed within one hour, unless there is an obstruction and large hydrosalpinx, in which case absorption is generally complete within 24 hours. Any medium spilled into the peritoneal cavity is absorbed within 20 to 60 minutes and excreted by both the hepatic and renal systems.


Hysterosalpingographic agents are contraindicated in pregnant women and those suspected of being pregnant. Hysterosalpingography should not be performed during the menstrual period nor when infection of the external genitalia or genital tract is present. The procedure should not be attempted within 30 days following curettage or conization or within six months following the termination of pregnancy.

Sinografin Dosage and Administration

As a convenience to the physician, the following guidelines which have proven satisfactory are provided (seePRECAUTIONS, General). Patients should be counseled prior to radiographic examination (seePRECAUTIONS, Information for the Patient).

Preparation of the patient: Hysterosalpingography should be performed three to five days after the cessation of the patient’s menstrual period as a precautionary measure. An enema and vaginal douche one hour before the examination are helpful, but not essential. The patient should empty her bladder before the examination. Since the procedure is remarkably free of pain when Sinografin (Diatrizoate Meglumine and lodipamide Meglumine Injection) is used, the use of a narcotic or anesthesia is unnecessary.

Dosage: 3 to 4 mL of Sinografin, administered in fractional doses of approximately 1 mL, are usually adequate to visualize the uterus; an additional 3 to 4 mL will demonstrate the tubes. Total doses varying from 1.5 to 10 mL have been employed with satisfactory results.

Administration: The patient is placed in the lithotomy position and the vulva is cleansed with a suitable antiseptic solution. A Graves-type vaginal speculum is introduced, the cervix is exposed, and the vaginal vault is sponged with antiseptic solution.

A tenaculum is placed on the cervical lip, usually the anterior lip. A sterile sound may be passed to determine the position of the uterus and the direction of the cervical canal, and, when necessary, the cervical canal may be dilated. (Sounding the uterine cavity and dilatation of the canal are not usually required when a flexible cannula tip is used.)

A sterile syringe containing the Sinografin is attached by Luer-Lok to a uterine cannula. The two-way cannula valve is opened and all air bubbles in the cannula and syringe are expressed. About 1.5 to 2 mL of Sinografin (Diatrizoate Meglumine and lodipamide Meglumine Injection) are required to fill the cannula. (If preferred, a tubal insufflator under controlled pressure with a salpingogram attachment may be used instead of the syringe.)

The cannula tip is inserted into the cervical canal so that the adjustable rubber acorn obturator fits snugly at the external os. Careful placement of the cannula is important to avoid trauma and pain. Squeezing the trigger of the cannula to provide simultaneous traction on the tenaculum and forward pressure on the cannula should give a nonleaking cervical seal. Sinografin flows freely so that only gentle pressure on the plunger is necessary; however, the medium should be used as promptly as possible following withdrawal into the syringe. The syringe should be rinsed as soon after the procedure as possible to prevent freezing of the plunger.

The connection at the external os is checked for leakage. If the acorn obturator is inadequate, an inflatable balloon-obturator may be used to seal the cervical canal. When the equipment has been positioned satisfactorily, the tenaculum and cannula may be fixed in position until the procedure is terminated.

Radiography: A scout film may be made before the medium is administered. After the initial fractional injection, a film should be made using a Bucky diaphragm. After each successive injection of 1 mL, a film is taken, developed immediately, and inspected in the dark room before the next fractional dose of Sinografin (Diatrizoate Meglumine and lodipamide Meglumine Injection) is given, until the procedure is completed. Further injection and subsequent films can be made as required using posterior-anterior or oblique angles.

Clinical experience indicates that tubal patency, if present, will be demonstrable at the time of the injection and delayed films have not been required.


Diatrizoate Meglumine and lodipamide Meglumine Injection should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to instillation whenever solution and container permit. The solution may vary in color from essentially colorless to pale yellow. Solutions which may have become substantially darker should not be used.

In the event that crystallization occurs, the solution may be clarified by placing the vial in hot water and shaking gently for several minutes or until the solution is clear. If cloudiness persists, the preparation should not be used. Allow the solution to cool to body temperature before administering.

How is Sinografin Supplied

Sinografin (Diatrizoate Meglumine and lodipamide Meglumine Injection)

Packages of ten single-dose 10 mL vials (NDC 0270-0523-30).


Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F) [See USP]. Protect from light.

Manufactured for
Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Monroe Township,NJ 08831

by Patheon Italia S.p.A.
03013 Ferentino (Italy)

Revised October 2013

Diatrizoate Meglumine and Iodipamide Meglumine Injection

diatrizoate meglumine and iodipamide meglumine injection, solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:0270-0523
Route of Administration INTRAUTERINE DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
diatrizoate meglumine (diatrizoic acid) diatrizoate meglumine 527 mg  in 1 mL
iodipamide meglumine (iodipamide) iodipamide meglumine 268 mg  in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
sodium citrate 3.2 mg  in 1 mL
edetate disodium .4 mg  in 1 mL
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0270-0523-30 10 VIAL, SINGLE-DOSE in 1 PACKAGE
1 10 mL in 1 VIAL, SINGLE-DOSE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA011324 12/02/1958
Labeler - BRACCO DIAGNOSTICS INC (849234661)
Registrant - BRACCO DIAGNOSTICS INC (849234661)
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Patheon Italia S.p.A 434078638 MANUFACTURE(0270-0523)
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Justesa Imagen, S.A.U 477020325 API MANUFACTURE(0270-0523)
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Interpharma Praha, a.s 644354706 API MANUFACTURE(0270-0523)