Varibar Honey

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 3/29/2022
Varibar Honey Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Varibar Honey?

Varibar Honey (barium sulfate oral suspension) is a radiopaque contrast agent indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.

What Are Side Effects of Varibar Honey?

Common side effects of Varibar Honey include:

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

Dosage for Varibar Honey

The recommended adult dose of Varibar Honey is 5 mL. The recommended pediatric dose of Varibar Honey is 1 to 3 mL.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Varibar Honey?

Varibar Honey may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Varibar Honey During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Varibar Honey. Varibar Honey 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 Varibar Honey (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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Varibar Honey 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 Varibar Honey (Barium Sulfate for Oral Suspension)

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Varibar Honey 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 Varibar Honey (Barium Sulfate for Oral Suspension)

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

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