Skip to Content

What is barium swallow?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (1)

3 Mar 2010

Barium swallow is oral barium sulfate.

Barium sulfate is in a group of drugs called contrast agents. Barium sulfate works by coating the inside of your esophagus, stomach, or intestines which allows them to be seen more clearly on a CT scan or other radiologic (x-ray) examination.

Barium sulfate is used to help diagnose certain disorders of the esophagus, stomach, or intestines.

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/barium-sulfate-oral-and-rectal.html

Votes: +0

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Claritin-D - Hi I suffer terribly with hayfever and I have decided to take claritin slow release the

... pack said to swallow whole but i cannot swallow tablets and after half and hour of trying i broke it into 3 peices then swallowed it , does ...

0 answers 9 Jun 2011

Does Readi-Cat 2 Berry Smoothie contain carbs or sugar? How much?

I am an insulin dependent, type 1 diabetic. I have to take an insulin shot before ingesting any carbs or sugar. I have to drink Barium Sulfate for a ...

1 answer 30 Mar 2012

Dilt-XR - any one with severe dysphagia/regurgitation...can the capsule be emptied into apple sauce?

husband failed recent modified barium swallow test... strangles easily... cannot tolerate certain foods... generally does well if concentrates on ...

1 answer 12 Jun 2013

Venlafaxine - My daughter has to take 75mg capsules, but can't swallow them. Can they be opened and?

... poured onto a soft food like pudding or ice cream to swallow? Is there a liquid form or a form of tablet that she can crush to swallow easier?

2 answers 14 Nov 2014

Had a Barium SulfateSuspension on 12/11 re CTAbdomen. Diarrreah started 12/16 and ongoing still on?

Had a Barium SulfateSuspension on 12/11 re CTAbdomen. Diarrreah started 12/16 and still on going. Overall I feel fine but this problem is still going ...

1 answer 21 Dec 2014