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Baricon Suspension Dosage

Generic name: barium sulfate
Dosage form: oral suspension

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Individual technique will determine the suspension quantity, concentration, and specific procedure used. The following are suggested for Baricon use in double contrast stomach examinations.

Patient Preparation

Successful examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract requires that the stomach be empty and essentially free of fluid. This can usually be accomplished by instructing the patient to abstain from eating or drinking anything after the evening meal before the examination. The preparation for small bowel examinations, done separately or combined with an upper gastrointestinal series, is the same.

Mixing Directions:

• Fill the Water Measuring Tube to overflow (approximately 74 mL) and add to the contents of the bottle.
• Secure the bottle cap, invert and shake vigorously for 10 seconds in an up and down motion.
• Allow 5 minutes for complete hydration, then vigorously reshake for 5 seconds.
• Just prior to patient administration remix to assure suspension uniformity.
Use within 6 hours of preparation. Discard unused portion.

The Baricon unit dose bottle prepares approximately 145 mL of 230% w/v high density barium sulfate suspension. Use within 6 hours of preparation. Discard unused suspension.
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