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Varibar® is the only ready-to-use* barium for modified barium swallow (MBS) studies, removing the uncertainty that comes with measuring and mixing prior to testing in dysphagia patients. 

Varibar is simple and standardized, providing you with reliable and reproducible studies.

Premeasured. Premixed.* Precise.**

  • Standard 40% w/v ratio of barium sulfate concentration across the line
  • Five different, standardized viscosity ranges
  • Uniform opacification for consistent visualization
  • Minimal coating for clear visualization of the swallowing process  


* Varibar Thin Liquid is supplied as a powder and constituted to a standard volume with water.
** Varibar products are standard formulations.




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The MBS study is designed specifically for assessment of swallowing function.

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Indications and Usage:
These products are indicated for use in radiography of the esophagus, pharynx and hypopharynx.

For oral use only. This product should not be used in patients with known or suspected gastrointestinal tract perforation, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate or any component of this barium sulfate formulation. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate agents.You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Varibar is indicated for Adult use only.

Manufactured by E-Z-EM Canada Inc., a subsidiary of E-Z-EM, Inc., Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 609-514-2200; Toll Free: 1-800 544-4624 (US only).