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Barium sulfate Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Barium sulfate is also known as: Barosperse, E-Z-Paque, Eneset 2, Entero-H, Entrobar, Esobar, Esopho-Cat, Esophotrast, Lafayette, Liqui-Coat HD, Liquid Barosperse, Liquid E-Z Paque, Liquid Polibar, Maxibar, Medebar Super 250, Oratrast, Polibar ACB, Readi-Cat, Readi-Cat 2, Scan C, Smoothie Readi-Cat 2, Tagitol V, Ultra R, Varibar, Volumen

Medically reviewed on May 24, 2018

Barium sulfate Pregnancy Warnings

Barium sulfate has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Animal studies on barium sulfate have not been reported. Radiation is known to cause harm to the unborn fetus exposed in utero. Therefore, radiographic procedures should only be used when, in the judgement of the physician, radiographic procedures are deemed essential to the welfare of the pregnant patient.

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Barium sulfate Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer has reported that barium sulfate is not systemically absorbed. Therefore, barium sulfate products may be used during lactation.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. E-Z-Cat (barium sulfate)." E-Z-EM Inc, Lake Success, NY.
  2. "Product Information. Readi-Cat 2 (barium sulfate)." E-Z-EM Inc, Lake Success, NY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. E-Z-Cat (barium sulfate)." E-Z-EM Inc, Lake Success, NY.
  2. "Product Information. Readi-Cat 2 (barium sulfate)." E-Z-EM Inc, Lake Success, NY.

Further information

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

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