Seizures following myelography with iopamidol

Ann Neurol. 1988 Apr;23(4):397-9. doi: 10.1002/ana.410230416.


Iopamidol, a water-soluble contrast medium, has been rarely associated with seizures. We describe 3 patients (from a series of 785) who had generalized tonic-clonic seizures after iopamidol myelography. Two of the patients underwent lumbar and one cervical myelography. There was a history of seizures in 2 patients, and the dose of iopamidol used in the patients who convulsed was high, ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 mg iodine. Despite the reported low incidence of complications with iopamidol, seizures may occur, especially in patients with previous seizures and also in those receiving higher doses of iopamidol.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iopamidol / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography / adverse effects
  • Seizures / chemically induced*


  • Iopamidol