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Apartado Aereo 24456
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ph. +251 11 4654944 / 11 4161090
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ph. +233 21553370
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30600000 Israel
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ph. +962 6 5502995
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P.O. Box 41669
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ph. +254 20446265-6-7-8
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Unione Pharmaceutic. d'Orient

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ph. +961 1 396085-6
Fax +961 1 396047
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The Mauritius Pharmacy

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ph. +230 6762435
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SARABEEL COMMERCIAL EST.

Medical Division
P.O. BOX 14795
21434 Jeddah
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ph. +966 12657 2246
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ph. +27 113140140
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Kampala X-Rays Suppliers

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P.O. Box 9519
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ph. +256 41 534313
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DELTA MEDlCAL

43 Chernovola
Vishnevoe - 08132
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ph. +38 445933355
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MANARA HEALTHCARE

Concord Tower, 6th Floor
Dubai Media City
PO Box 213593, Dubai
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ph. +971 4 454 9712
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REGIONAL HEALTH CARE GROUP

3-11 Primrose Avenue Rosebery
NSW 2018 - Sydney
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ph. +61 296624144
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Imaging Products (India ) Ltd

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ph. +91 9819725471
Fax +91 2228320208
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Jl. Panjang No. 10
Kebon Jeruk
Jakarta 11530
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ph.  +62 215348644
Fax +62 2153676066
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REGIONAL HEALTH LIMITED

19C Orbit Drive
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ph. +64 94140040
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S. EJAZUDDIN & CO LTD

PO Box 5629 - Zia Plaza
Altaf Hussain Road
74000 Karachi
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ph. +92 21212032
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NEW MARKETLINK INTERNATIONAL CORP

Tao Corporate Centre 2291
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ph. (632) 836-5838
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LF ASIA PHARMACEUTICAL DIVISION

Healthcare Distribution Centre
24 Penjuru Road (off Penjuru Close)
#03-04 CWT Commodity Hub
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ph. +65 65097629
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SUPER FORTUNE ENTERPRISE CO LTD

5 F-1 - 42 Sec.1 Ming
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101 Taipei
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ph. +886 225673456
Fax +886 225319231
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Interpharmacare Co., Ltd.

90 Moo 13 Soi Mahacha
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ph. + 66 2 675 9140-2
Fax + 66 2 325 0265
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ph. +43 7846952
 

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Imaging Products (India ) Ltd

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SUPER FORTUNE ENTERPRISE CO LTD

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HOANG GIA INVESCO, JSC

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JUSTESA IMAGEN ARGENTINA, S.A.

Viamonte 1328, 9º piso
1053 Buenos Aires
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ph. +5411 4373-0629
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Sistemas Medicos, LTDA.

Apartado Aereo 24456
Calle 58 No. 35A61
Bogota
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ph. +571-221-9837
Fax +571-222-5310
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REIMED, SCRL

Pasaje Villaran 192-194 U-12
Urb. Los Sauces Surquillo
Lima 15076
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ph. 511-448-1087
Fax 511-448-3447
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Lifenir S.A.

Justicia 2069
C 11800 Montevideo
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ph. +5982-400-3020
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Torre Polar Oeste
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ph. +582-12-793-3222
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EWOPHARMA AG

73 Persenk Street
App. 27 - Floor 8
1164 Sofia
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ph. +359 29624478
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Via S. Michele 334
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LERIVA IMAGING S.A.

33 Pigis Avenue &
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151 27 Melissia
Athens (Greece)

ph. +30 210-6199886
Fax +30 210 61 78 733
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EWOPHARMA A.G. ROMANIA

B-dul Primaverii 19 -21
Sc. B - Et.1 - Sect. 1
011972 - Bucharest
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ph. +40 212601344
Fax +40 212029327
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Via S. Michele 334
34170 Gorizia
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Montenegro

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EWOPHARMA REPRESENTATION OFFICE

Budakeszi ut 73/F
H-1021 Budapest
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ph. +36 12004650
Fax +36 13980316

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Caroga Pharma PVT. Ltd

P.O.Box 12627
Addis Abeba
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ph. +251 11 4654944 / 11 4161090
Fax +251 11 4654595
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Cyndex Pharmacy

P.O.Box DS 1165 Dansoman
Accra
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ph. +233 21553370
Fax +233-244366622 / 21850072
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DEXCEL

Or-Akiva 30600
30600000 Israel
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ph. +972-4-6364015
Fax +972-4-6364004
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Khaleel Al Salem street
Amman
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ph. +962 6 5502995
Fax +962 6 5502984
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Nairobi X-Rays Supplies Ltd.

P.O. Box 41669
Nairobi
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ph. +254 20446265-6-7-8
Fax +254 20 4448515/17
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Unione Pharmaceutic. d'Orient

Rue du Musée Imm. Stephan QtrBadaro
Beyrouth
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ph. +961 1 396085-6
Fax +961 1 396047
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The Mauritius Pharmacy

4, Louis Pasteur Str Forest Side
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ph. +230 6762435
Fax +230 675 1387
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SARABEEL COMMERCIAL EST.

Medical Division
P.O. BOX 14795
21434 Jeddah
(Saudi Arabia)

ph. +966 12657 2246
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AXIM - Head Office Midrand

121 Gazelle Avenue
Corporate Park South
Midrand Johannesburg 2000
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ph. +27 113140140
Fax +27 113140141
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Kampala X-Rays Suppliers

Plot 181 Bombo Rd (KuBbiri)
P.O. Box 9519
Kampala
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ph. +256 41 534313
Fax +256 41 349919
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DELTA MEDlCAL

43 Chernovola
Vishnevoe - 08132
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ph. +38 445933355

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The VARIBAR Has Been Raised.

VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) is an uncompromising oral contrast agent for modified barium swallow (MBS) studies.

VARIBAR® (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v)

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VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) for MBS studies ... and remove uncertainty from the mix with standard formulations1-5

The only premixed, premeasured, and precise barium formulations for MBS studies that may:

  • Ensure consistency in barium density with 40% w/v across every formulation1,5-6
  • Reduce preparation time and wasted materials
  • Eliminate the need for additional food products and thickeners, because it’s ready to use1-4
  • Clarify viscosity terminology through scientific measurement vs. subjective recipes1-5,9
  • Enhance convenience with money-saving, resealable packaging
  • Avoid undesirable coating inherent to traditional GI barium preparations6,7
  • Support high-quality imaging6
  • Enable reproducible results1-9

Simple to use, VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) is the only barium product line with standardized barium concentration and viscosity ranges, which come premeasured and premixed*, eliminating the potential for variability in results.

VARIBAR products provide unmatched convenience with reproducible results. To ensure every issue was addressed, VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) was developed in cooperation with speech language pathologists.

COATING FACTOR
VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) is specifically formulated with the minimal coating properties necessary to clearly visualize the dynamic swallowing process. Other barium contrast agents are formulated to maximize the mucosal coating needed for standard GI studies.

UNIFORM OPACIFICATION
Uniform opacification is important for consistent visualization. VARIBAR products offer a standard 40% w/v ratio of barium sulfate concentration across the product line, helping to ensure a uniform density in each product. In turn, you get the same visualization from each swallowing event, test after test, no matter what viscosity level.

Standardized viscosity ranges correlate with thickened fluids and foods
Product Viscosity range*
VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) < 15 cps
VARIBAR® NECTAR (Target Viscosity 300 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 30% w/w) < 150-450 cps
VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) 800-1800 cps
VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) 2500-3500 cps
VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste 4500-7000 cps

*Quoted viscosity ranges are accurate only when viscosities are measured at 30 sec.-1 min. at 25°C.
VARIBAR THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) is supplied as a powder and constituted to a standard volume with water.

TASTE & TEXTURE
Patient acceptance is always a concern when dealing with MBS studies. Some barium preparations taste unpleasant, and resistance among patients is high, possibly compromising swallowing.

With VARIBAR products, each viscosity is formulated to provide pleasant, easily tolerated flavors, textures and consistencies to help elicit normal salivation and a more natural swallowing action. The pleasing apple and vanilla flavors help increase patient acceptance and compliance.

PREPARATION TIME & WASTE
VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) is ready to use.* It eliminates the need to mix liquids with barium powders, pastes, and thickening agents. Your preparation time and overall waste of materials are reduced, as are expenditures over time.

ONE STANDARD. LESS UNCERTAINTY.
With standardized barium concentration and viscosity ranges, VARIBAR products reduce uncertainty, provide more consistent results, and increase patient acceptance.

THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDIZATION
Universal standards for swallowing evaluation, measurement and reporting methods currently don’t exist, leading many to see the MBS study as subjective.

The general consensus among healthcare professionals is that there has been no universally accepted, reliable, and clinically practical method for capturing swallowing impairment and comparing the results of MBS studies between clinics, research laboratories, and pre- and post-treatment testing. It is critical to develop a consistent method of testing to provide increased continuity and uniformity in MBS studies. The VARIBAR product line can help standardize testing, unlike anything else available today.

VARIBAR THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) is supplied as a powder and constituted to a standard volume with water.

1.VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w) full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; March 2015. 2.VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w) Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; June 2015. 3.VARIBAR® NECTAR (Target Viscosity 300 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 30% w/w) full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; March 2014. 4.VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp, NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; Oct. 2016. 5.VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; May 2014. 6.Steele CM, Barbon C, Namasivayam A. Best Practices in Videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia Cafe. http://dysphagiacafe.com/2014/03/19/best-practice-in-videofluoroscopy-by-dr-catriona-steele-carly-barbon-and-ashwini-namasivayam/. Accessed June 10, 2016. 7.Hind J, Divyak E, Zielinski J, et al. Comparison of standardized bariums with varying rheological parameters on swallowing kinematics in males. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(9):1399 1401. 8.Steele CM, Molfenter SM, Péladeau-Pigeon M, Stokely S. Challenges in preparing contrast media for videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia. 2013;28(3):464-467. doi:10.1007/s00455-013-9476-7 9.Robbins J, Nicosia M, Hind JA, Gill GD, Blanco R, Logemann J. Defining physical properties of fluids for dysphagia evaluation and treatment. ASHA, Special Interest Division 13. Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) Newsletter. 2002;11(2):16-19.

All barium products are ordered through distributors. For assistance in finding a distributor near you, please call Bracco Customer Service at 1-800-447-6883.

Product NDC Number Description
VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS)* BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) 32909-105-10 148 g (24 per case)
VARIBAR® NECTAR (Target Viscosity 300 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 30% w/w) 32909-115-00 240 mL (24 per case)
VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) 32909-121-07 250 mL (12 per case)
VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) 32909-122-07 H250 mL (12 per case)
VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste 32909-125-22 230 mL (12 per case)

*VARIBAR THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) is supplied in a powder and constituted to a standard volume with water.

Questions?

  • Call Bracco Customer Service at 1-877-BRACCO-9 (1-877-272-2269), Option 2.

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  1. Is VARIBAR (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) a multi-use product?
    Yes. Well-known current restrictions to multi-dosing apply to parenteral products. VARIBAR products are for oral use, and their containers are resealable. There are no specific protocols as to how much of each VARIBAR product preparation is used with any one patient; it will depend on the individual healthcare practitioner and patient requirements.

  2. What is the difference between VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) and VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w)?
    VARIBAR HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) has a higher viscosity range than the VARIBAR THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w). The VARIBAR THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w) measures 800-1800 cps and the VARIBAR HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) measures 2500-3500 cps.

  3. What is the in-use stability or storage of the VARIBAR product line?
    The in-use stability or storage of the VARIBAR product line under controlled conditions is as follows:

    Product In-use Stability or Storage
    VARIBAR® NECTAR (Target Viscosity 300 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 30% w/w) 21 days at room temperature conditions***
    VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) 21 days at room temperature conditions***
    VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) 21 days at room temperature conditions***
    VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste 21 days at room temperature conditions***
    VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution)* Following constitutions, 72 hours under refrigerated conditions***

    All unopened VARIBAR products (PUDDING, HONEY, NECTAR and THIN HONEY) have a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture. Any questions regarding the in-use stability of the VARIBAR product line can be answered by calling Bracco Diagnostics U.S. Professional Services Department at 1-800-257-5181 (Option 2).

  4. Do VARIBAR products come in different flavors?
    VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution), VARIBAR® NECTAR (Target Viscosity 300 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 30% w/w), VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) and VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION (40% w/v, 29% w/w) are formulated with a pleasing apple flavor for patient compliance. VARIBAR® PUDDING oral paste is formulated with a pleasing vanilla flavor for patient compliance.

  5. Can we purchase VARIBAR products line directly from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.?
    No. VARIBAR products can only be purchased by licensed physicians through authorized distributors.

  6. Are VARIBAR products available for purchase outside of the United States?
    Only in a small number of international locations.

  7. Are VARIBAR products formulated for use on pediatric patients?
    Only VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste is indicated for pediatric patients six months of age and older. All other VARIBAR products are not approved for pediatric use.

  8. Is there a Bracco Diagnostics representative available to discuss or answer questions regarding VARIBAR products?
    Yes, we have VARIBAR product specialists available Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM (CST). 1-800-631-5245 (x7519), or please email us at VARIBAR@diag.bracco.com

*VARIBAR THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) is supplied as a powder and constituted to a standard volume with water.
**VARIBAR products are standard formulations.
***Data on file.

1. VARIBAR® HONEY (Target Viscosity 3000 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w) full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; March 2015.

2. VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (Target Viscosity 1500 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 29% w/w) Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; June 2015.

3. VARIBAR® NECTAR (Target Viscosity 300 CPS) Barium Sulfate Suspension (40% w/v, 30% w/w) full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; March 2014.

4. VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp, NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; Oct. 2016.

5. VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (Target Viscosity 4 CPS) BARIUM SULFATE SUSPENSION, (40% w/v after reconstitution) full Prescribing Information. Monroe Twp., NJ: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.; May 2014.

6. Steele CM, Barbon C, Namasivayam A. Best Practices in Videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia Cafe. Accessed June 10, 2016.
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7. Hind J, Divyak E, Zielinski J, et al. Comparison of standardized bariums with varying rheological parameters on swallowing kinematics in males. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(9):1399 1401.
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8. Steele CM, Molfenter SM, Péladeau-Pigeon M, Stokely S. Challenges in preparing contrast media for videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia. 2013;28(3):464-467. doi:10.1007/s00455-013-9476-7
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9. Robbins J, Nicosia M, Hind JA, Gill GD, Blanco R, Logemann J. Defining physical properties of fluids for dysphagia evaluation and treatment. ASHA, Special Interest Division 13. Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) Newsletter. 2002;11(2):16-19.
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Indications and Usage

Indications and Usage:
VARIBAR® (barium sulfate) 40% (w/v) products are indicated for use in radiography of the esophagus, pharynx and hypopharynx. VARIBAR is indicated for adult use only.

VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste is a radiographic 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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
For Oral Administration. This product is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected perforation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, known obstruction of the GI tract, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate products. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate contrast agents. Aspiration may occur during the modified barium swallow examination, monitor the patient for aspiration.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information for the VARIBAR product line by clicking here.

VARIBAR is manufactured by E-Z-EM Canada Inc., a subsidiary of E-Z-EM, Inc., Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 609-514-2200; Toll Free: 1-800 544-4624 (U.S. only).

VARIBAR is a registered trademark of E-Z-EM, Inc.