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Generic name: barium sulfate
Dosage form: powder, for suspension

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This product should be used as directed by a physician. The volume and concentration of the CT barium sulfate suspension to be administered will depend on the degree and extent of concentration required in the area(s) under examination and on the equipment and technique employed.

Instructions for Mixing:

Add 450 mL water into a mixing container. Pour contents of the pouch into the container. Replace the cap, invert the container to mix the powder with water and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes. Reshake prior to use for 15 seconds.

Yield:

460 mL of a 2% w/w barium sulfate suspension.

Suggested 30 Minute Barium Administration Protocol for Abdomen Studies:

Administer 300 mL (10 fl oz) CT barium sulfate suspension 30 minutes before scan and 150 mL (5 fl oz) immediately prior to scan; or use as directed by physician.

Suggested 90 Minute Barium Administration Protocol for Abdomen / Pelvis Studies:

Administer 450 mL (15 fl oz) CT barium sulfate suspension 90 minutes before scan, another 300 mL (10 fl oz) 30 minutes before scan, and 150 mL (5 fl oz) immediately prior to scan; or use as directed by physician.

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