Anatrast Paste Dosage
Generic name: BARIUM SULFATE 560mg in 1g
Dosage form: paste
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Cut off approximately 1/2" from the end of the Anatrast cartridge nozzle. Place the flange end of the rectal tip unit on the cartridge. Be sure that the tip flange is flush with the body of the cartridge. Insert the cartridge into the administration unit. Position the cartridge so that the tip flange is held in place behind the metal flange of the administration unit.
The following technique is suggested for media administration. Individual technique will determine the quantity of media and procedure to be used. Place the patient in the left lateral position on a gurney or x-ray table. Use a lubricated gloved finger to gently determine the anal tone and canal orientation. Lubricate the tip and gently insert into the patient. Do not insert further than the black mark on the rectal tip unit (approximately 3 ¼ inches).
Slowly administer Anatrast into the rectum under fluoroscopic guidance. The patient should be instructed to inform the radiologist if there is any urge to defecate or a feeling of urgency or pain. Proceed with filling until either (1) the patient complains of the urge to defecate, (2) the sigmoid, as well as the rectum, begins to fill, or (3) the entire contents of the Anatrast cartridge have been used. Remove the tip while maintaining gentle pressure on the administration unit trigger. Discard the cartridge and tip after use.
Seat the patient on the defecography chair and proceed with the examination.
For single patient use only. Properly discard unused portion.