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Cheetah Suspension Dosage

Generic name: BARIUM SULFATE 22mg in 1mL
Dosage form: oral/rectal suspension
Drug class: Non-iodinated contrast media

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 20, 2021.

Cheetah is a ready-to-use barium sulfate suspension. Individual technique will determine the suspension quantity and specific procedure used. The following are suggested for Cheetah use as an aid for computed tomography.

Upper G.I. Opacification

The patient should drink approximately 200 to 300 mL of ready-to-use Cheetah approximately 30 to 45 minutes before the CT scan and an additional 200 to 300 mL approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to examination.

For rapid upper gastrointestinal tract transit, administer the product chilled.

Total Bowel Opacification

The patient should drink 250 to 450 mL of Cheetah approximately 1 to 2 hours before the examination and another 250 to 450 mL of suspension 5 to 10 minutes prior to the CT scan.

At the discretion of the radiologist, an additional 250 to 450 mL of Cheetah may be given the evening before the examination.

Rectal/Colon Administration

Rectally administered Cheetah should be at room temperature to body temperature. Transfer the desired quantity of ready-to-use Cheetah 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.

Pediatric Use

The quantity of suspension used and the barium sulfate concentration will depend upon patient size, technique used and clinical need.

For single patient use only. Properly discard unused portion.

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