What are common barium swallow side effects?

Barium swallow SEs. Side-effects: 1. Bad taste 2. Subsequently binds you up (unless rigorous attempts made to expel it over the next few days) 3. Radiation dose...
Not many. Barium contrast is inert usually without reaction. Constipation from barium can occur. Usually not permanent side effects. Do receive some irradiation from the test. Most radiologists try to keep dose of radiation as low as possible.
Usually minimal. This is a useful link for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/dr600237 the most common side effects are bad taste and effects on bowel including diarrhea or constipation. More rare side effects are likely dose related and include hives, wheezing or shortness of breath.

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Any permanent. Side effects due to barium swallow?

No. Once the barium passes out the other end in a day or so.....It's gone for good. Read more...
Not usually. Barium contrast is inert usually without reaction. Constipation from barium can occur. Usually not permanent side effects. Read more...