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Varibar Nectar Dosage

Generic name: Barium Sulfate 400mg in 1mL
Dosage form: oral suspension
Drug class: Non-iodinated contrast media

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 29, 2023.

Recommended Dosing

  • The recommended dose of VARIBAR NECTAR administered orally by syringe, spoon, or cup:
    • Adults                                                                                    5 mL
    • Pediatric patients 6 months and older                         1-3 mL
    • Pediatric patients younger than 6 months of age    0.5-1 mL
      (This amount may be administered by an oral syringe or, alternatively, an infant bottle)
  • During a single modified barium swallow examination, multiple doses of VARIBAR NECTAR may be administered as appropriate to assess the patient during multiple swallows and different radiographic views.
  • The maximum cumulative dose is 30 mL.
  • Once opened, write the discard after date on the immediate container label. Discard any unused product after 21 days.

Important Administration Instructions

For oral use only.

Encourage patients to hydrate following the barium sulfate procedure.

Further information

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