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Liquid Polibar Plus Side Effects

Generic Name: barium sulfate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug barium sulfate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Liquid Polibar Plus.

It is possible that some side effects of Liquid Polibar Plus may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to barium sulfate: cream, enema, kit, liquid, paste, powder for suspension, suspension, tablet

Along with its needed effects, barium sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Liquid Polibar Plus) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking barium sulfate:

Rare
  • Bloating
  • constipation (severe, continuing)
  • cramping (severe)
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach or lower abdominal pain
  • tightness in chest or troubled breathing
  • wheezing

Some side effects of barium sulfate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • cramping

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to barium sulfate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral cream, oral paste, oral powder for reconstitution, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral and rectal powder for reconstitution, oral and rectal suspension, rectal powder for reconstitution, rectal suspension

General

General side effects including severe reactions (approximately 1 in 1,000,000) and fatalities (approximately 1 in 10,000,000) have been reported.

Other

Other side effects caused by procedural complications have been rare. Procedural complications have included aspiration pneumonitis, barium impaction, granuloma formation, intravasation, embolization and peritonitis following intestinal perforation, vasovagal and syncopal episodes, and fatalities.

Cardiovascular

It is of the utmost importance to be completely prepared to treat any EKG changes.

Cardiovascular side effects including EKG changes have been reported following or during barium enema procedures.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping accompanying the use of barium sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Liquid Polibar Plus) formulations have been infrequent and usually mild.

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