Should I drink plenty of liquids after I take barium sulfate?

You will receive very clear instructions on what you can eat or drink before taking your specific dosage of barium sulfate. Your doctor or healthcare professional at the testing center will provide these instructions. Be sure to follow the instructions very carefully so you will have a successful x-ray or test. Once you have completed the test, you should drink plenty of fluids. This will return the lining of your esophagus, stomach or intestines to the normal state.

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