Barium sulfate is a Medicine belongs to Contrast media group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1614   Edition : 37,

  ►   Brandname : Barilux,Baritop,Baro-cat

  ►  Strength : Suspension with   , Enema with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1583   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral, Local,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1583   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Examination of oesophagus Oral 50 200 % Suspension Used up to 150 mL of suspension.
2 Examination of stomach and duodenum Oral 30 200 % Suspension Used up to 300 mL
3 Examination of small intestine Oral 30 150 % Suspension Used from 100 to 300 mL
4 Examination of colon Local 20 130 % Enema used from 200 mL to 2 litres suspension
5 Gastrointestinal computed tomography Oral 1.2 2.2 % Suspension

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1614   Edition : 37,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : constipation, impaction, obstruction, appendicitis, cramping, diarrhea, adhesions, granulomas, ECG abnormalities, pneumonitis, hypersensitivity reactions, venous intravasation has led to the formation of emboli, death, high mortality rate, peritonitis,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1614   Edition : 37,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Barium sulfate is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : Intestinal obstruction, acute ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal perforation, should be avoided when given rectally in those at risk of perforation, colonic biopsy, diverticulitis, sigmoidoscopy, or radiotherapy,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1584   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Radiography (including X-ray imaging, computed tomography, and fluoroscopy) is based on the difference between tissues in the extent to which they absorb Xrays. This depends largely on the density of the tissue, and increasing the difference, or contrast, between specific tissues can enhance the images produced. Radiographic contrast media are based on elements with high atomic numbers that absorb X-rays. Barium is another element that absorbs X-rays, and barium sulfate has long been used in radiography.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1580   Edition : 38,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   NA


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA