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Prepcat Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 20, 2021.

Generic name: BARIUM SULFATE 150mg in 1mL
Dosage form: suspension

Individual technique will determine the suspension quantity and specific procedure used. The following are suggested for Prepcat use as an aid for computed tomography.

Upper G.I. Opacification

The patient should drink 300 mL of ready-to-use Prepcat approximately 2 hours before the CT scan and an additional 300 mL approximately 15 minutes prior to examination.

If rapid upper gastrointestinal tract transit is desired, administer the product chilled.

Total Bowel Opacification

The patient should drink 300 mL the night preceding the examination, 300 mL two hours prior to the examination and 300 mL approximately 15 minutes prior to examination.

Rectal/Colon Administration

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