Varibar Thin Honey (Page 2 of 2)


VARIBAR THIN HONEY (barium sulfate) is a radiographic contrast agent that is supplied as an off-white to lightly colored suspension (40% w/v) with an apple aroma for oral administration. The active ingredient barium sulfate is designated chemically as BaSO4 with a molecular weight of 233.4 g/mol, a density of 4.5 g/cm3 , and the following chemical structure:


VARIBAR THIN HONEY has a viscosity of 1500 cPs and contains the following excipients:
carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, glycerin, natural and artificial apple flavor, polysorbate 80, potassium sorbate, purified water, saccharin sodium, simethicone emulsion, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, starch modified (from corn), xanthan gum, and xylitol.


12.1 Mechanism of Action

Due to its high atomic number, barium (the active ingredient in VARIBAR THIN HONEY) is opaque to x-rays and therefore acts as a positive contrast agent for radiographic studies.

12.2 Pharmacodynamics

Barium sulfate is biologically inert and has no known pharmacological effects.

12.3 Pharmacokinetics

Under physiological conditions, barium sulfate passes through the gastrointestinal tract in an unchanged form and is absorbed only in small, pharmacologically insignificant amounts.


13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

No animal studies have been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of barium sulfate or potential effects on fertility.


16.1 How Supplied

VARIBAR THIN HONEY is supplied as a suspension in a multiple-dose polyethylene bottle containing 250 mL of barium sulfate (40 % w/v).

Provided as: 12 x 250 mL bottles (NDC 32909-121-07)

16.2 Storage and Handling

Store at USP controlled room temperature 20 to 25°C (68 to 77° F). Protect from freezing.

Once opened, VARIBAR THIN HONEY may be used for up to 21 days when stored at USP controlled room temperature, 20 to 25°C (68 to 77° F).


After administration, advise patients to:

  • Maintain adequate hydration [see Dosage and Administration (2.2) and Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].
  • Seek medical attention for worsening of constipation or slow gastrointestinal passage [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].
  • Seek medical attention for any delayed onset of hypersensitivity: rash, urticaria, or respiratory difficulty [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Rx only

Manufactured by
EZEM Canada Inc
Anjou (Quebec) Canada H1J 2Z4

Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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

January 2018

Varibar Thin Honey Box

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Varibar Thin Honey Unit Label

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barium sulfate suspension
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:32909-121
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Barium Sulfate (Barium Sulfate) Barium Sulfate 400 mg in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
anhydrous citric acid
carboxymethylcellulose sodium
dimethicone 350
dimethicone 1000
modified corn starch (1-octenyl succinic anhydride)
polysorbate 80
potassium sorbate
silicon dioxide
sodium benzoate
trisodium citrate dihydrate
xanthan gum
saccharin sodium
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE Score
Shape Size
Flavor APPLE Imprint Code
# Item Code Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 NDC:32909-121-07 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC in 1 BOX contains a BOTTLE, PLASTIC
1 250 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC This package is contained within the BOX (32909-121-07)
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA208143 01/03/2018
Labeler — E-Z-EM Canada Inc (204211163)
Registrant — E-Z-EM, INC. (002041226)
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
E-Z-EM Canada Inc 204211163 MANUFACTURE (32909-121), LABEL (32909-121), ANALYSIS (32909-121), PACK (32909-121)

Revised: 11/2018 E-Z-EM Canada Inc

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