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Barium sulfate drink for CT scan

I have to drink barium sulfate for an abdominal/pelvic CT scan. I am on Prevacid 15 mg for GERD and gastritis. I've heard barium sulfate is acidic which will make me sick, but I need the CT scan to locate an object. Does anyone have any advice of how they were able to tolerate it easier, or used an alternative, or if there's a brand with less ingredients? My stomach has already been acting up this week and I'm scared that this will make it much worse. What should I do after the exam? I've heard it's not good to eat food or you might get nauseated? Is there a way to avoid the nausea? How long should I wait, and when is it safe to take the Prevacid?
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Hi..I had the swollow study done and had to injest the barium as well....it did not make me ill, but did take time until I was able to eliminate it from my system. I was told to drink plenty of water.

Speak with the dr that conducts the testing and he/she can suggest what u might do to avoid an issue.

Good luck and please post an update

"selma"
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