A 33-year-old female asked:
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can you take xanax (alprazolam) before a barium swallow? how common is it to have an allergic reaction to the barium contrast?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic Rxn: I wouldn't recommend the xanax (alprazolam) beforehand. Ask your doctor about this, though. Reactions to barium are extremely uncommon. Nothing to worry about.
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
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