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Active substance(s): BARIUM SULPHATE

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Barium sulphate

Baritop® 100

Baritop 100
SMG Version 1 - (Created 11.09.2008)
Now Version 6 - 29.11.12 (MA holder” and “Manufacturer” as the same company)
195 x 115 mm
Pantone 280 CVC Blue
Pantone Silver

An x-ray contrast medium
for radiography of the
gastrointestinal tract
Barium Sulphate
100 % w/v

300 ml Suspension

What Baritop 100 is and what it is used for
Baritop 100 contains the active substance barium sulphate which is an
X-ray contrast medium. You will be given Baritop 100 before or during
your X-ray examination. Baritop shows up very well on an X-ray and helps
the doctor make a diagnosis.
It is used for X-rays of the stomach, the intestine (gut) and the oesophagus
(the tube leading to the stomach).
You should not be given Baritop 100 if:
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Baritop 100
• You are suffering from extreme exhaustion
• You have problems with your stomach or gut e.g. bleeding
or perforations (holes) in your gut
Tell your doctor before taking Baritop 100 if:
• You are pregnant, think you are pregnant or are breast-feeding
• You have any illnesses, particularly:
 appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
 diverticulitis (inflammation of part of the gut),
 ulcerative colitis (which causes diarrhoea, bleeding
and abdominal discomfort)
 a tumour (cancer)
 diseases caused by a parasite.
Important information about some of the ingredients in this medicine
Contains sodium benzoate which is mildly irritant to the skin, eyes and
mucous membranes. Contains 153mg sodium per 100ml: to be taken into
consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet.
How to take Baritop 100
Baritop 100 is taken by mouth but can also be given as an enema for
examinations of the colon (lower part of the gut). Shake can before use.
Hold upright when opening.
The following is a guide to the amount of Baritop 100 to be taken.
You should also be given water and laxatives to prevent constipation.


Method of

Barium sulphate

Dosage (ml)

Stomach and
Small Intestine







Children and infants: As adults but in proportion to body weight

If you take too much, speak to your doctor who will treat any
symptoms that occur.
Possible side effects
Baritop 100 may cause constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain,
anal pain and bleeding. Tell your doctor if you get any of these side
effects or any other symptoms that you think may be side effects.
How to store Baritop 100
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the base of the
What Baritop 100 contains
The active substance is barium sulphate 100%w/v
The other ingredients are sodium carboxymethylcellulose,
tragacanth, sodium saccharin, glycine, sodium ascorbate, silicon
resin emulsion, sodium benzoate, sodium dehydroacetate, cream
soda essence flavour, purified water.
What Baritop 100 looks like and contents of the pack
Baritop 100 is a white smooth, suspension in a sealed can.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Sanochemia Diagnostics UK Ltd
Bristol Temple Quay
1 Friary, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EA
PL 19088/0006
Date of revision: 11/2012

Baritop is a registered trade mark.

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