What Is Barium Sulphate?

09 Jun.,2022

Barium sulfate is a contrast agent. The role of barium sulfate is to coat a protective film on the inside of your esophagus, stomach or intestines so that they can be seen more clearly during CT scans or other x-ray examinations.


What is barium sulphate? High Viscosity Powder HPMC is a contrast agent. The role of barium sulphate is to coat a protective film on the inside of your esophagus, stomach or intestines so that they can be seen more clearly during CT scans or other x-ray examinations.

Barium sulphate is used to help diagnose certain diseases of the esophagus, stomach, or intestines.

Barium sulphate can also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.


Barium Sulphate Precipitated

Barium Sulphate Precipitated


What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using barium sulphate?

If you are allergic to barium sulphate or other contrast agents, you should not use this medicine.

• You may not be able to use barium sulphate in the following situations:

• You have recently had a stomach, esophagus or intestine surgery, injury or biopsy;

• You recently received radiation therapy to the pelvic area;

• You have recently had a perforation (a hole or tear) in your esophagus, stomach, or intestines;

• Obstruction of the digestive tract (stomach or intestines);

• You have stomach bleeding; or

• Your intestinal blood flow is insufficient (ischemia).

Tell your doctor if you have:

• Asthma;

• Food or drug allergy;

• Slow digestion, or obstruction of the stomach or intestines;

• Cystic fibrosis;

• Colostomy;

• Rectal cancer;

• Heart disease or high blood pressure;

• Hirschsprung disease (an intestinal disease);

• Fructose intolerance;

• A condition called a pseudotumor of the brain (intracranial hypertension may cause headaches, decreased vision, or other symptoms);

• Fistula (abnormal connection) between the esophagus and trachea;

• Difficulty swallowing, or you have choked by accidentally sucking food into your lungs;

• Rectal biopsy; or

• Latex allergy.

The radiation used for X-rays and CT scans can be harmful to unborn babies. Before your physical exam, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

Before your medical test, tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding your baby.


How is barium sulphate given?

Follow all instructions on the prescription label and read all medication guides or instructions. Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Barium sulphate comes in various forms such as tablets, pastes, creams or liquids. In some cases, barium sulphate is taken orally. The liquid form can also be used as a rectal enema.

If you have a barium sulphate rectal enema, a healthcare professional will give you the medicine at the clinic or hospital, and you will be tested there.

You may need to start taking oral barium sulphate at home the day before your medical test. Follow your doctor's dosage instructions very carefully.

Swallow whole tablets without crushing, chewing or breaking.

Dissolve the powder with a small amount of water. Stir and drink this mixture immediately. Add more water to the glass, swirl it gently, and drink immediately.

Shake the oral suspension (oral liquid) before measuring the dose. Use the provided dose syringe, or use the medication dose measurement device (instead of a kitchen spoon).


Barium Sulphate

Barium Sulphate


Within 24 hours before and after the examination, carefully follow the doctor's instructions to eat or drink. Drink plenty of water to prevent constipation.

Store barium sulphate at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. When not in use, close the bottle tightly.


What happens if I miss a dose?

If you use barium sulphate at home, if you miss a dose, call your doctor for guidance.


What should i avoid after using barium sulphate?

Follow the doctor's instructions to restrict food, drinks, or activities.


What are the possible side effects of barium sulphate?

If you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.

Please tell your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

• Severe stomach pain;

• Severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, or constipation;

• Chest pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing;

• Echo in your ears;

• Sweating, confusion, increased heart rate; or

• Pale skin, blue skin, weakness.


Common side effects may include:

• Mild stomach cramps;

• Nausea, vomiting; or

• Loose stools or mild constipation.

• This is not a complete list of side effects, other side effects that may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


What other drugs will affect barium sulphate?

Other drugs may affect barium sulphate, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicines you start or stop using.

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