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Barium Sulfate

In the US, Barium Sulfate (barium sulfate systemic) is a member of the drug class non-iodinated contrast media and is used to treat Computed Tomography.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

X-ray contrast media

Chemical Name

Sulfuric acid, barium salt (1:1)

Foreign Names

  • Barii sulfas (Latin)
  • Barium sulfat (German)
  • Baryum (sulfate de) (French)
  • Bario sulfato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Barium Sulfate (OS: JAN)
  • Schwerspat (IS)
  • Barii sulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Barium Sulfate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Barium sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Barium Sulfate for Suspension (PH: BP 2016)
  • Bariumsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Baryum (sulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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