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Common Barium Side Effects


The most commonly reported Barium side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Appendicitis (6)
Aspiration (6)
Pruritus (6)
Dyspnoea (5)
Urticaria (5)
Vomiting (4)
Abdominal Pain (4)
Diarrhoea (4)
Blood Sodium Decreased (4)
Rash (4)
Abdominal Pain Upper (3)
Feeling Abnormal (3)
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (3)
Fall (3)
Coma (3)
Upper Limb Fracture (3)
Erythema (3)
Nausea (3)
Pyrexia (3)
Swelling Face (3)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Barium Side Effects Reported to FDA



Barium Side Effect Report#9935243
Hypoxia, Aspiration, Dyspnoea, Cough, Pyrexia, Breath Sounds Abnormal
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: barium swallow, who was treated with Barium (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypoxia, Aspiration, Dyspnoea, Cough, Pyrexia, Breath Sounds Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium treatment in male patients, resulting in Hypoxia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Barium Side Effect Report#9543238
Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Tenderness
This report suggests a potential Barium Sulphate Abdominal Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: barium enema and used Barium Sulphate (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Barium Sulphate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Pain, Abdominal TendernessAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Barium Sulphate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Pain, may still occur.
Barium Side Effect Report#9275235
Appendicitis, Barium Impaction
This Appendicitis problem was reported by a physician from TR. A 46-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: barium enema,x-ray. On NS this consumer started treatment with Barium Sulfate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Barium Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Appendicitis, Barium ImpactionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Appendicitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Barium Side Effect Report#9156229
Rectal Perforation, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This Rectal Perforation side effect was reported by a physician from TR. A 72-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: barium double contrast,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Barium Sulfate (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amlodipine
.After starting to take Barium Sulfate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Rectal Perforation, Cardio-respiratory ArrestThese side effects may potentially be related to Barium Sulfate.
Barium Side Effect Report#9147963
Blood Glucose Increased
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: barium swallow, who was treated with Barium Sulfate (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 08, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Glucose Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium Sulfate treatment in male patients, resulting in Blood Glucose Increased side effect.
Barium Side Effect Report#8906252
Gastrointestinal Pain, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Barium Sulfate Gastrointestinal Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pheochromocytoma and used Barium Sulfate (dosage: 2 Botles, 12 Hours Apart, Po) starting
Nov 08, 2012. After starting Barium Sulfate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gastrointestinal Pain, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Barium Sulfate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gastrointestinal Pain, may still occur.
Barium Side Effect Report#8816573
Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Contrast Media Reaction, Anaphylactic Reaction, Angioedema, Respiratory Depression
This Cardio-respiratory Arrest problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 26-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: angiography. On NS this consumer started treatment with Barium Sulfate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Barium Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Contrast Media Reaction, Anaphylactic Reaction, Angioedema, Respiratory DepressionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardio-respiratory Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Barium Side Effect Report#8393836-6
Headache, Swelling Face, Abdominal Pain Upper, Facial Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Local Swelling, Erythema, Paraesthesia
This Headache side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: endodontic procedure,headache.The patient was prescribed Barium Sulfate (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Apr 04, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Advil (2 Tablets Of 200mg Daily)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (500 Mg, 1-2 Tabs As Needed)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
.After starting to take Barium Sulfate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Headache, Swelling Face, Abdominal Pain Upper, Facial Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Local Swelling, Erythema, ParaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Barium Sulfate.
Barium Side Effect Report#8271839-X
Facial Pain, Swelling Face, Erythema, Paraesthesia, Feeling Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Local Swelling, Headache
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: endodontic procedure,headache, who was treated with Barium Sulfate (dosage: Unk, start time:
Apr 04, 2012), combined with:
  • Ibuprofen (advil) (2 Tablets Of 200mg Daily)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (500 Mg, 1-2 Tabs As Needed)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Facial Pain, Swelling Face, Erythema, Paraesthesia, Feeling Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Local Swelling, Headache after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium Sulfate treatment in female patients, resulting in Facial Pain side effect.
Barium Side Effect Report#8248215-9
Shock, Respiratory Failure, Cerebral Ischaemia, Aspiration, Cardiac Arrest
This report suggests a potential Barium Sulphate Shock side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: abnormal loss of weight,dysphagia,barium swallow and used Barium Sulphate (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Barium Sulphate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Shock, Respiratory Failure, Cerebral Ischaemia, Aspiration, Cardiac ArrestAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Barium Sulphate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Shock, may still occur.
Barium Side Effect Report#8238362-X
Fall, Blood Sodium Decreased, Upper Limb Fracture, Coma
This Fall problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rectal haemorrhage,computed tomographic colonography. On
Feb 03, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Barium Sulphate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Barium Sulphate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Fall, Blood Sodium Decreased, Upper Limb Fracture, ComaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Fall, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Barium Side Effect Report#8208481-2
Bezoar
This Bezoar side effect was reported by a health professional from Denmark. A 66-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: x-ray gastrointestinal tract.The patient was prescribed Barium Sulfate (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Barium Sulfate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: BezoarThese side effects may potentially be related to Barium Sulfate. The patient was hospitalized.
Barium Side Effect Report#8151273-3
Urticaria, Pruritus
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Barium (dosage: Unk, start time:
Feb 16, 2012), combined with:
  • Ultravist 150 (100 Ml, Once)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urticaria, Pruritus after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium treatment in male patients, resulting in Urticaria side effect.
Barium Side Effect Report#8142513-5
Fall, Coma, Upper Limb Fracture, Blood Sodium Decreased
This report suggests a potential Barium Sulphate Fall side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rectal haemorrhage,computed tomographic colonography and used Barium Sulphate (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 03, 2012. After starting Barium Sulphate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Fall, Coma, Upper Limb Fracture, Blood Sodium DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Barium Sulphate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fall, may still occur.
Barium Side Effect Report#8135332-7
Tachypnoea, Aspiration, Dyspnoea
This Tachypnoea problem was reported by a physician from Turkey. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: oesophagoscopy,dysphagia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Barium Sulfate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Barium Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Tachypnoea, Aspiration, DyspnoeaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Tachypnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Barium Side Effect Report#8127963-5
Coma, Fall, Upper Limb Fracture, Blood Sodium Decreased
This Coma side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 90-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: colonoscopy,rectal haemorrhage.The patient was prescribed Barium Sulphate (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 03, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Barium Sulphate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Coma, Fall, Upper Limb Fracture, Blood Sodium DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Barium Sulphate. The patient was hospitalized.
Barium Side Effect Report#8021255-0
Convulsion
This is a report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: oesophagoscopy, who was treated with Barium Sulfate (dosage: 25 Ml Once Po, start time:
Jun 21, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Convulsion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium Sulfate treatment in female patients, resulting in Convulsion side effect.
Barium Side Effect Report#8002678-2
Diarrhoea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Dermatitis Allergic
This report suggests a potential Barium Sulfate Supension (volumen)(barium Sulfate) Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from New Zealand was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Barium Sulfate Supension (volumen)(barium Sulfate) (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 28, 2011. After starting Barium Sulfate Supension (volumen)(barium Sulfate) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diarrhoea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Dermatitis AllergicAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Omniscan (18 Ml, Single Dose, Intravenous)
  • Hyoscine Hbr Hyt
Although Barium Sulfate Supension (volumen)(barium Sulfate) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Barium Side Effect Report#7883183-0
Urticaria, Rash, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus
This Urticaria problem was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain. On
Sep 21, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Barium Sulfate (dosage: 450 Ml Once Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Barium Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urticaria, Rash, Hypersensitivity, PruritusThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urticaria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Barium Side Effect Report#7828958-9
Erythema, Urticaria
This Erythema side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Barium (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Oct 17, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ultravist 150
  • Ultravist 150 (170 Ml, Once At Rate Of 2.5 Ml)
.After starting to take Barium the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Erythema, UrticariaThese side effects may potentially be related to Barium.
Barium Side Effect Report#7828952-8
Dizziness, Nausea
This is a report of a 46-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: computerised tomogram abdomen, who was treated with Barium (dosage: NA, start time:
Jul 30, 2010), combined with:
  • Ultravist 150
  • Levaquin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dizziness, Nausea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium treatment in male patients, resulting in Dizziness side effect.
Barium Side Effect Report#7804544-1
Urticaria, Hypoventilation, Cold Sweat, Pallor, Respiratory Rate Increased, Pruritus
This report suggests a potential Barium Urticaria side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Barium (dosage: Unk) starting
Oct 26, 2010. After starting Barium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Urticaria, Hypoventilation, Cold Sweat, Pallor, Respiratory Rate Increased, PruritusAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ultravist 300
  • Ultravist 300
  • Ultravist 300 (Injection Rate: 3 Ml/sec)
  • Gastrografin (Unk)
Although Barium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Urticaria, may still occur.
Barium Side Effect Report#7668223-6
Urticaria, Pruritus
This Urticaria problem was reported by a health professional from United States. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: computerised tomogram abdomen. On
Dec 10, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Barium Sulfate (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Ultravist 150 (95 Ml, Unk)
When using Barium Sulfate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urticaria, PruritusAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urticaria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Barium Side Effect Report#7602886-6
Dyspnoea, Tachypnoea, Syncope, Tachycardia, Grand Mal Convulsion
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: scan with contrast.The patient was prescribed Barium Sulfate For Suspension 96% W/w Ez Em (drug dosage: 25 Cc Once Po Single Dose), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Ensure
  • Mometasone Furoate
  • Mirtazapine
  • Vit D3
  • Barium Sulfate Tablets 700 Mg Ez Em (10 Grains Once Po Single Dose)
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Gabapentin
.After starting to take Barium Sulfate For Suspension 96% W/w Ez Em the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Tachypnoea, Syncope, Tachycardia, Grand Mal ConvulsionThese side effects may potentially be related to Barium Sulfate For Suspension 96% W/w Ez Em. The patient was hospitalized.
Barium Side Effect Report#7559966-3
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia Aspiration, Vomiting, Respiratory Failure
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: gastric cancer,diagnostic procedure, who was treated with Barium Sulphate (barium Sulphate) (dosage: 100ml Once Oral, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia Aspiration, Vomiting, Respiratory Failure after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Barium Sulphate (barium Sulphate) treatment in female patients, resulting in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Barium on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Barium Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Blood Sodium Decreased 4
Pruritus 4
Rash 4
Urticaria 4
Vomiting 4
Abdominal Pain Upper 3
Coma 3
Diarrhoea 3
Dyspnoea 3
Erythema 3

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    Barium Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC48951-2104
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameBarium Conchae Mercurius Special Order
    NameBarium Conchae Mercurius Special Order
    Dosage FormPELLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20090901
    LabelerUriel Pharmacy Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)BARIUM CITRATE; BARIUM IODATE; BERBERIS VULGARIS ROOT BARK; FERROUS ARSENATE; MERCURIC SULFIDE; MERC
    Strength(s)8; 4; 4; 6; 6; 14; 10
    Unit(s)[hp_X]/1; [hp_X]/1; [hp_X]/1; [hp_X]/1; [hp_X]/1; [hp_X]/1; [hp_X]/1
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 49

    Barium safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 3

    Reported hospitalizations: 10

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