Barium
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Barium?

(BA ree um)

• This medicine is used before an X-ray or similar test.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

• Change in color of stool to white.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or...

 
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