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Active substance(s): BARIUM SULPHATE

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Stomach and
Small bowel



Method of

Barium sulphate
(% w/v)


Dosage (ml)
10 –150
10 – 300

Guide to prepare suspension
(each 200 g of Baritop® Plus)
Concentration Water Total volume
140% w/v
150% w/v
200% w/v



200 – 2000
Children & infants: As adults but in proportion to body weight. Add water and shake vigorously
If you take too much, speak to your doctor
who will treat any symptoms that occur.
Possible side effects
Baritop® Plus 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® Plus
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in a dry place.
Do not use after the expiry date which is
stated on the label.
What Baritop® Plus contains
The active substance is barium sulphate
94.6% w/w
The other ingredients are potato starch
(soluble), acacia, silicon resin emulsion,
sodium benzoate (E211), green apple oil,
sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, powdered
hydrogenated maltose starch syrup,
purified water.

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Batch and EXP


Baritop is a registered trade mark.

PL 19088/0007
Marketing Authorisation Holder
and Manufacturer
Sanochemia Diagnostics UK Ltd
Bristol Temple Quay
1 Friary, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EA

200 g Granules

Barium sulphate

Baritop® Plus

Barium Sulphate 94.6 % w/w
An x-ray contrast medium for radiography
of the gastrointestinal tract

What Baritop® Plus is and what it is used for
Baritop Plus contains the active substance barium sulphate which is an X-ray contrast medium. You will be given Baritop Plus
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® Plus if:
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Baritop Plus
• 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® Plus 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
How to take Baritop® Plus
Baritop® Plus is dissolved in water to make a suspension. It can then be taken by mouth but can also be given as an enema
for examinations of the colon (lower part of the gut).
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 86mg sodium per 100g:
to be take into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet
The following is a guide to the amount of Baritop® Plus to be taken.
You should also be given water and laxatives to prevent constipation.

Date of revision: 11/2012

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