What should I tell my doctor before taking barium sulfate?

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Be sure you tell your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any allergies to medications, especially if you are allergic to barium sulfate. Make sure that your doctor knows all of the prescription and non-prescription medications that you are currently taking, including nutritional supplements and vitamins. If you have recently had surgery or other problems with your esophagus, stomach or intestines, carefully explain what you had done and how it turned out. 

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