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Barium Sulfate Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 3, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 100%; 40%; 650 mg; 60%; 95%; 1.1%; 98%; 700 mg; 81%; 13%; 24%; 80%; 210%; 105%; 190%; 2%; 2.1%; 4.9%; 1.2%; 3%; 96%; 0.1%; 44%; 5%; 50%; 1.5%; 2.2%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Computed Tomography

The volume and concentration of the barium sulfate to be administered will depend on the degree and extent of contrast required in the areas under examination and on the equipment and technique employed.

Examination is commonly performed in association with an upper GI series. Under these circumstances, the patient should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight before the examination. The morning of the examination, the patient may wash the mouth with water but should not swallow the water.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Other Comments

Care of the patient following the procedure may include a mild laxative.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.