Are there any special requirements when taking barium sulfate?

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Your doctor or healthcare provider will give you very specific instructions to follow both before and after taking barium sulfate. You may be allowed only clear liquids before taking the barium sulfate or you may be required to take laxatives to clear the intestines. Be sure to follow the instructions for your specific test. Following your specific instructions carefully will help provide the best images.

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