E-Z-HD

Last updated on RxList: 2/25/2016
E-Z-HD Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 2/25/2016

E-Z-HD (barium sulfate) for oral suspension is a radiographic contrast agent, is indicated for use in double-contrast radiographic examinations of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to visualize the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in patients 12 years and older. Common side effects of E-Z-HD include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping.

The recommended reconstituted oral dose of E-Z-HD for adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older is between 65 mL to 135 mL (155 to 321 grams of barium sulfate, respectively). E-Z-HD may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using E-Z-HD. E-Z-HD is not expected to harm a fetus. E-Z-HD is not systemically absorbed by the mother so breastfeeding is not expected to result in exposure of an infant to E-Z-HD. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our E-Z-HD (barium sulfate) for oral suspension Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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E-Z-HD Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe stomach pain;
  • severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, or constipation;
  • chest pain, trouble breathing or swallowing;
  • ringing in your ears;
  • sweating, confusion, fast heart rate; or
  • pale skin, blue-colored skin, weakness.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild stomach cramps;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • loose stools or mild constipation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for E-Z-HD (Barium Sulfate Oral Suspension )

E-Z-HD Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The following adverse reactions have been identified from spontaneous reporting or clinical studies of barium sulfate administered orally. Because the reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or to establish a causal relationship to drug exposure

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping
  • Serious adverse reactions and fatalities include aspiration pneumonitis, barium sulfate impaction, intestinal perforation with consequent peritonitis and granuloma formation, vasovagal and syncopal episodes

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for E-Z-HD (Barium Sulfate Oral Suspension )

© E-Z-HD Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and E-Z-HD Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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