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Headache, Swelling Face, Abdominal Pain Upper, Facial Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Local Swelling, Erythema, Paraesthesia (8393836-6)
on May 24, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • endodontic procedure
  • headache
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: headache, swelling face, abdominal pain upper, facial pain, feeling abnormal, local swelling, erythema, paraesthesia. Barium Sulfate dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Advil (2 Tablets Of 200mg Daily)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (500 Mg, 1-2 Tabs As Needed)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol


Facial Pain, Swelling Face, Erythema, Paraesthesia, Feeling Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Local Swelling, Headache (8271839-X)
Patient was taking Barium Sulfate. Patient felt the following Barium side effects: facial pain, swelling face, erythema, paraesthesia, feeling abnormal, abdominal pain upper, local swelling, headache on Apr 06, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • endodontic procedure
  • headache
and. Barium Sulfate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ibuprofen (advil) (2 Tablets Of 200mg Daily)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (500 Mg, 1-2 Tabs As Needed)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol


Shock, Respiratory Failure, Cerebral Ischaemia, Aspiration, Cardiac Arrest (8248215-9)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 28, 2012 by a Male taking Barium Sulphate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • abnormal loss of weight
  • dysphagia
  • barium swallow
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: shock, respiratory failure, cerebral ischaemia, aspiration, cardiac arrest. Patient was hospitalized.

Fall, Blood Sodium Decreased, Upper Limb Fracture, Coma (8238362-X)
on Mar 23, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 90 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • computed tomographic colonography
and was treated with Barium Sulphate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: fall, blood sodium decreased, upper limb fracture, coma. Barium Sulphate dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.


Bezoar (8208481-2)
on Mar 03, 2012 Male from DENMARK , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • x-ray gastrointestinal tract
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. Patient felt the following Barium side effects: bezoar. Barium Sulfate dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Urticaria, Pruritus (8151273-3)
Patient was taking Barium. After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: urticaria, pruritus on Feb 16, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 156.0 lb, . Barium dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ultravist 150 (100 Ml, Once)


Fall, Coma, Upper Limb Fracture, Blood Sodium Decreased (8142513-5)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 16, 2012 by a Female taking Barium Sulphate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • computed tomographic colonography
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 90 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: fall, coma, upper limb fracture, blood sodium decreased. Patient was hospitalized.

Tachypnoea, Aspiration, Dyspnoea (8135332-7)
on Feb 03, 2012 Female from TURKEY , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • oesophagoscopy
  • dysphagia
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. Patient felt the following Barium side effects: tachypnoea, aspiration, dyspnoea. Barium Sulfate dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Coma, Fall, Upper Limb Fracture, Blood Sodium Decreased (8127963-5)
on Feb 08, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 90 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • colonoscopy
  • rectal haemorrhage
and was treated with Barium Sulphate. After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: coma, fall, upper limb fracture, blood sodium decreased. Barium Sulphate dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Convulsion (8021255-0)
Patient was taking Barium Sulfate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: convulsion on Dec 30, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 104.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • oesophagoscopy
and. Barium Sulfate dosage: 25 Ml Once Po.

Diarrhoea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Dermatitis Allergic (8002678-2)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 09, 2011 by a Female taking Barium Sulfate Supension (volumen)(barium Sulfate) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: NEW ZEALAND , 46 years of age, Patient felt the following Barium side effects: diarrhoea, rectal haemorrhage, dermatitis allergic.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Omniscan (18 Ml, Single Dose, Intravenous)
  • Hyoscine Hbr Hyt


Urticaria, Rash, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus (7883183-0)
on Nov 01, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 29 years of age, weighting 150.6 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pain
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: urticaria, rash, hypersensitivity, pruritus. Barium Sulfate dosage: 450 Ml Once Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Erythema, Urticaria (7828958-9)
on Oct 17, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, was treated with Barium. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: erythema, urticaria. Barium dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ultravist 150
  • Ultravist 150 (170 Ml, Once At Rate Of 2.5 Ml)


Dizziness, Nausea (7828952-8)
Patient was taking Barium. Patient felt the following Barium side effects: dizziness, nausea on Jul 30, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 46 years of age, weighting 186.4 lb, was diagnosed with
  • computerised tomogram abdomen
and. Barium dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ultravist 150
  • Levaquin


Urticaria, Hypoventilation, Cold Sweat, Pallor, Respiratory Rate Increased, Pruritus (7804544-1)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 15, 2011 by a Female taking Barium (Dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 20 years of age, weighting 189.0 lb, After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: urticaria, hypoventilation, cold sweat, pallor, respiratory rate increased, pruritus.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ultravist 300
  • Ultravist 300
  • Ultravist 300 (Injection Rate: 3 Ml/sec)
  • Gastrografin (Unk)


Urticaria, Pruritus (7668223-6)
on Dec 09, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 35 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • computerised tomogram abdomen
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: urticaria, pruritus. Barium Sulfate dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Ultravist 150 (95 Ml, Unk)


Dyspnoea, Tachypnoea, Syncope, Tachycardia, Grand Mal Convulsion (7602886-6)
on Jul 11, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 104.7 lb, was diagnosed with
  • scan with contrast
and was treated with Barium Sulfate For Suspension 96% W/w Ez Em. Patient felt the following Barium side effects: dyspnoea, tachypnoea, syncope, tachycardia, grand mal convulsion. Barium Sulfate For Suspension 96% W/w Ez Em dosage: 25 Cc Once Po Single Dose.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Ensure
  • Mometasone Furoate
  • Mirtazapine
  • Vit D3
  • Barium Sulfate Tablets 700 Mg Ez Em (10 Grains Once Po Single Dose)
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Gabapentin
Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia Aspiration, Vomiting, Respiratory Failure (7559966-3)
Patient was taking Barium Sulphate (barium Sulphate). After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia aspiration, vomiting, respiratory failure on May 31, 2011 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • gastric cancer
  • diagnostic procedure
and. Barium Sulphate (barium Sulphate) dosage: 100ml Once Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Aspiration, Pneumonia Aspiration, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (7526802-0)
Adverse event was reported on May 31, 2011 by a Female taking Barium Sulfate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • diagnostic procedure
  • gastric neoplasm
and. Location: GERMANY , 64 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: aspiration, pneumonia aspiration, acute respiratory distress syndrome. Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Aspiration, Blood Pressure Decreased, Multi-organ Failure, Septic Shock, Somnolence (7125921-0)
on Nov 24, 2010 Male from TURKEY , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • dysphagia
  • diagnostic procedure
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. Patient felt the following Barium side effects: acute respiratory distress syndrome, aspiration, blood pressure decreased, multi-organ failure, septic shock, somnolence. Barium Sulfate dosage: N/A.

Feeling Abnormal, Pain In Extremity (6941466-2)
on Aug 24, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 84 years of age, weighting 195.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • haemorrhage
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: feeling abnormal, pain in extremity. Barium Sulfate dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Contrast Media Reaction, Haemodialysis, Nephropathy, Renal Failure Acute (6822721-3)
Patient was taking Barium Sulfate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: contrast media reaction, haemodialysis, nephropathy, renal failure acute on Mar 18, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 79 years of age, weighting 145.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • computerised tomogram
and. Barium Sulfate dosage: Once Iv. Patient was hospitalized.

Appendicitis (6783645-3)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 14, 2010 by a Male taking Barium Sulfate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • x-ray with contrast upper gastrointestinal tract
  • peptic ulcer
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 18 years of age, Patient felt the following Barium side effects: appendicitis.

Pyrexia, Rash (6770819-0)
on Jun 10, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was treated with Barium Sulfate. After Barium was administered, patient encountered several Barium side effects: pyrexia, rash. Barium Sulfate dosage: N/A.

Appendicitis (6716378-X)
on Apr 29, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , 18 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • x-ray with contrast upper gastrointestinal tract
  • peptic ulcer
and was treated with Barium Sulfate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Barium side effects: appendicitis. Barium Sulfate dosage: N/A.

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