Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Ferrets

Barium

Synonym(s): Barium 20%, BaO4S, BaSO4, Barite

Contributor(s): David Perpinan, Molly Varga

Introduction

Name

  • Barium sulfate.

Class of drug

  • X-ray radiocontrast agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • barium(2+);sulfate.

Molecular formula

  • BaO4S.

Molecular weight

  • 233.38.

Physical properties

  • A white/yellow odorless powder/small crystals.

Storage requirements

  • In tightly closed containers at controlled room temperature (20-25°C/68-77°F).

Uses

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Indications

  • Contrast radiographic or computed tomography studies.
  • Mainly to delineate the GI tract.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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