Tagitol V Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 8/25/2022
Tagitol V Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Tagitol V?

Tagitol V (barium sulfate) oral suspension is a radiographic contrast agent indicated in adult patients for use in computed tomography (CT) colonography as a fecal tagging agent.

What Are Side Effects of Tagitol V?

Common side effects of Tagitol V include:

  • Nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • abdominal cramping,

Serious side effects of Tagitol V include:

Tagitol V may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • severe stomach pain,
  • severe stomach cramps,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • chest pain,
  • trouble swallowing,
  • ringing in your ears,
  • sweating,
  • confusion,
  • fast heart rate,
  • pale skin,
  • blue-colored skin, and
  • weakness

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

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 Tagitol V

The recommended dose of Tagitol V is one 20 mL bottle (8g barium sulfate) with each meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) the day before the CT colonography examination. Total dose = 3 bottles.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Tagitol V?

Tagitol V may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Tagitol V During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Tagitol V. Tagitol V is not absorbed systemically following oral administration, and maternal use is not expected to result in fetal exposure to the drug. Breastfeeding is not expected to result in exposure of the infant to the drug. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Tagitol V (barium sulfate) 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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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.

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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 Tagitol V (Barium Sulfate)

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

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