Barobag Suspension Dosage

Generic name: barium sulfate
Dosage form: suspension

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Barobag Suspension safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Barobag Suspension.

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Individual technique will determine the suspension quantity and concentration to be used.

Patient Preparation

For examinations of the colon, the patient should be given a low solid diet for a minimum of 24 hours before the examination. Laxatives should also be used to clean the colon. In order to obtain thorough cleansing of the colon, a 2 liter water enema one hour before the examination may be necessary.

Suspension Preparation

Fill Barobag to desired level (see Density Chart below) using warm water.

12 oz. BAROBAG DENSITY CHART
% w/v
Barium Sulfate
Total Suspension
Volume, mLs
% w/w
Barium Sulfate
Approximate
Specific Gravity
33.0 1000 26.1 1.266
22.0 1500 18.6 1.178
16.5
2000
14.6 1.129
13.2
2500 11.9
1.105
16 oz. BAROBAG DENSITY CHART
% w/v
Barium Sulfate
Total Suspension
Volume, mLs
% w/w
Barium Sulfate
Approximate
Specific Gravity
44.0 1000
33.2
1.352
29.3 1500 23.8
1.233
22.0 2000
18.7
1.178
17.6
2500
15.3
1.136
14.9
3000 13.5
1.107

Close cap securely. Shake Barobag vigorously until the barium sulfate formulation is completely suspended (normally 30 seconds).

Administration

Rectally administered suspension should be at room temperature to body temperature.

Just prior to administration, shake Barobag again several times to ensure the proper mixture. Turn the bag upside down and squeeze the plug at the top of the tubing into the bag. Return the bag to an upright position. Open the clamp and move it down the tubing to a position near the tip to allow air to bleed from the tubing. Close the clamp. Barobag is now ready to use.

Lubricate the enema tip and carefully insert. The enema tip should be inserted and the retention cuff (if a cuff tip is used) inflated by a physician or by qualified medical personnel under a physician’s supervision only.

If a retention cuff enema tip is used, do not insert the retention cuff beyond the anal-rectal junction. The inflated cuff should be at the level of the anal sphincter for best retention and maximum safety. If the cuff is beyond the anal-rectal junction, gently pull it back until its proximal end can be seen. Use only the single puff inflator included in the Barobag carton to inflate the retention cuff. Before inflating the cuff, visualize the rectum with contrast medium to ensure the absence of contraindications. Squeeze the inflator once only and close the clamp for the retention cuff inflation line.

Open the slide clamp on the enema bag tubing and allow the barium sulfate suspension to enter the colon. When the examination is complete, lower the enema bag and allow the barium sulfate suspension to reenter the enema bag.

Release the air in the retention cuff (if one is used) and gently remove the enema tip, using a slight twisting motion if necessary.

For single patient use only. Properly discard unused portion.

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