Barium Sulphate

Barium Sulphate- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Barium Sulphate is a Diagnostic Agent-Radiocontrast Media
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Barium Sulphate is a Diagnostic Agent-Radiocontrast Media which is used for Radiographic examination of the
gastrointestinal tract.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. DRY POWDER
Contraindications1. Intestinal obstruction
2. Conditions such as pyloric stenosis or lesions which predispose to obstruction
3. Intestinal perforation or
conditions with the risk of perforation
PrecautionsAdequate hydration after the procedure to prevent severe constipation
Adverse Effects1. Constipation or diarrhoea
2. Abdominal cramps
and bleeding
3. Perforation of the bowel resulting in peritonitis
4. Adhesions
5. Granulomas and high mortality rate
Pregnancy Category 

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