Last update March 29, 2023

Meglumine Iotalamate, Iothalamate

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

The X-ray contrast media with components like Iotalamate acid, Meglumine and Sodium have a content of Iodine between 47 and 62%.

At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.

The various Iodinated contrast media for imaging examinations (X-rays, CT scans) are considered compatible with breastfeeding since they are rapidly eliminated with little or no release of iodine, not metabolized and virtually not absorbed when taken by mouth. They are structurally very similar to each other and one of them is their data no or minimal excretion in milk.

Given the low lipid solubility of the iodinated contrast, less than 1% of the dose administered to the mother just passing milk. Due to their low oral bioavailability, intestinal absorption is less than 1% of the dose that he may take the infant. The maximum dose just getting the baby is less than 0.01% of the maternal dose, which represents less than 1% of the dose administered to a nursing practice that is a radiological contrast examination.

Most experts and radiology scientific societies agree that after a radiological iodinated contrast examination is not necessary to wait no time to nurse.

See below the information of this related product:


  • Amidotrizoate ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Iohexol ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 0 %
Molecular weight 613 - 809 daltons
Protein Binding 9 %
pKa 2.13 -
Tmax 0.1 hours
1.5 hours


  1. Liebel F. Iotalamate. Drug Summary. 2017 Full text (in our servers)

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