Readi-cat 2 Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 8/25/2022
Readi-cat 2 Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Readi-cat 2?

Readi-Cat 2 (barium sulfate suspension) is a positive contrast agent for radiographic studies indicated for use in Computed Tomography to opacify the GI tract.

What Are Side Effects of Readi-cat 2?

Common side effects of Readi-Cat 2 include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea, and
  • abdominal cramping.

Less common side effects of Readi-Cat 2 include:

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Readi-cat 2

The dose of the Readi-Cat 2 suspension to be administered depends on the degree and extent of contrast required in the area(s) under examination and on the equipment and technique employed.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Readi-cat 2?

Readi-Cat 2 may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Readi-cat 2 During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Readi-Cat 2 is not recommended for use during pregnancy; radiation may harm a fetus. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Readi-Cat 2 (barium sulfate 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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Readi-cat 2 Consumer Information

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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.

Readi-cat 2 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

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Readi-cat 2 (Barium Sulfate Suspension )

© Readi-cat 2 Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Readi-cat 2 Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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