Generic name: barium sulfate
Dosage form: suspension
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Individual technique will determine the suspension quantity and specific procedure used. The following are suggested for Prepcat use as an aid for computed tomography.
Upper G.I. Opacification
The patient should drink 300 mL of ready-to-use Prepcat approximately 2 hours before the CT scan and an additional 300 mL approximately 15 minutes prior to examination.
If rapid upper gastrointestinal tract transit is desired, administer the product chilled.
Total Bowel Opacification
The patient should drink 300 mL the night preceding the examination, 300 mL two hours prior to the examination and 300 mL approximately 15 minutes prior to examination.
Rectally administered Prepcat should be at room temperature to body temperature. Transfer the desired quantity of ready-to-use Prepcat into an enema administration unit, such as Empty Enema Kit. Close the slide clamp. Lubricate the tip and carefully insert. If Empty Enema Kit is used, invert and squeeze the red ball into the bag. Return the bag to upright and with the patient in the left lateral position, open the slide clamp to administer the suspension. Coating of the entire colon may be achieved by rotating the patient 360°. For increased patient comfort, excess suspension may be drained back into the enema bag.