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Barium Safety Information and Side Effects

Barium Safety Information

Appendicitis ( 6 reports)    ➢ More

Appendicitis, Barium Impaction

This case suggests a potential Barium Sulfate Appendicitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 46-year-old patient from TR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): barium enema,x-ray and used Barium Sulfate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Barium Sulfate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Appendicitis
  • Barium Impaction
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Barium Sulfate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Appendicitis, may still occur.

Aspiration ( 6 reports)    ➢ More

Hypoxia, Aspiration, Dyspnoea, Cough, Pyrexia, Breath Sounds Abnormal

Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a male taking Barium (Dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 75 years of age, Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: hypoxia, aspiration, dyspnoea, cough, pyrexia, breath sounds abnormal. The patient was hospitalized.

Pruritus ( 6 reports)    ➢ More

Urticaria, Pruritus

This Pruritus problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Feb 16, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Barium (dosage: Unk). The following health products were being taken at the same time:
  • Ultravist 150 (100 Ml, Once)
  • When commencing Barium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
    • Urticaria
    • Pruritus
    Although all health products are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pruritus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

    Dyspnoea ( 5 reports)    ➢ More

    Hypoxia, Aspiration, Dyspnoea, Cough, Pyrexia, Breath Sounds Abnormal

    A case of a 75-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US was presented. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: barium swallow and was treated with Barium (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the subject experienced the following of symptoms:
    • Hypoxia
    • Aspiration
    • Dyspnoea
    • Cough
    • Pyrexia
    • Breath Sounds Abnormal
    The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Barium could cause Dyspnoea and that some subjects may be more susceptible.

    Urticaria ( 5 reports)    ➢ More

    Urticaria, Pruritus

    on Feb 16, 2012 a male from UNITED STATES , weighting 156.0 lb, was treated with Barium. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: urticaria, pruritus. Barium dosage: Unk.
    Associated medications used:
    • Ultravist 150 (100 Ml, Once)

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    Abdominal Pain (13)
    Rash (7)
    Feeling Abnormal (7)
    Appendicitis (6)
    Pruritus (6)
    Dyspnoea (6)
    Diarrhoea (6)
    Aspiration (6)
    Urticaria (5)
    Nausea (5)
    Vomiting (4)
    Blood Sodium Decreased (4)
    Coma (3)
    Swelling Face (3)
    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (3)
    Pyrexia (3)
    Abdominal Pain Upper (3)
    Fall (3)
    Upper Limb Fracture (3)
    Erythema (3)
    Facial Pain (2)
    Cardiac Failure (2)
    Intestinal Obstruction (2)
    Pain (2)
    Abdominal Tenderness (2)
    Cardio-respiratory Arrest (2)
    Paraesthesia (2)
    Contrast Media Reaction (2)
    Dizziness (2)
    Shock (2)
    Headache (2)
    Pneumonia Aspiration (2)
    Respiratory Failure (2)
    Tachypnoea (2)
    Weight Decreased (2)
    Intestinal Ischaemia (2)
    Local Swelling (2)
    Multi-organ Failure (2)
    Barium Impaction (2)
    Pneumonia (1)
    Gastroenteritis Escherichia Coli (1)
    Lethargy (1)
    Metal Poisoning (1)
    Cough (1)
    Nephropathy (1)
    Diverticulitis (1)
    Dermatitis Allergic (1)
    Gastrointestinal Pain (1)
    Tinnitus (1)
    Grand Mal Convulsion (1)

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