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HD 200 Plus Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 9, 2020.

Generic name: BARIUM SULFATE .98g in 1g
Dosage form: oral suspension

Individual technique will determine the suspension quantity, concentration, and specific procedure used. The following are suggested for HD 200 PLUS use in double contrast stomach examinations.

Patient Preparation

Successful examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract requires that the stomach be empty and essentially free of fluid. This can usually be accomplished by instructing the patient to abstain from eating or drinking anything after the evening meal before the examination. The preparation for small bowel examinations, done separately or combined with an upper gastrointestinal series, is the same.

Mixing Directions

• Fill the water measuring cup supplied with HD 200 PLUS to overflow (approximately 68 mL) and add to the contents of the bottle.

• Secure the bottle cap, invert and shake vigorously for 5 seconds in an up and down motion.

• Allow 5 minutes for complete hydration, then vigorously reshake for 5 seconds.

• Just prior to patient administration remix to assure suspension uniformity.

The HD 200 PLUS unit dose bottle prepares approximately 135 mL of 225% w/v high density barium sulfate suspension. Use within 6 hours of preparation. Discard unused suspension.


While techniques may vary, it is suggested that the patient place a gas producing agent such as sodium bicarbonate on the tongue and wash down with 10 mL of water. Immediately following the sodium bicarbonate and while the patient is in the upright position, have the patient drink the HD 200 PLUS suspension. Instruct the patient not to burp. (Depending upon physician preference, the barium sulfate suspension may be given prior to sodium bicarbonate).

For single patient use only. Properly discard unused portion.

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