E-Z-Cat Dry; E-Z-Disk; E-Z-Dose; E-Z-HD; E-Z-Paque; E-Z-Paste; Entero VU; Liquid E-Z-Paque; Liquid Polibar Plus; Liquid Polibar [DSC]; Polibar ACB [DSC]; Readi-Cat 2; Tagitol V; Varibar Honey; Varibar Nectar; Varibar Pudding; Varibar Thin Honey; Varibar Thin Liquid; VoLumen
- It is used before an x-ray or an alike test.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has had any of these health problems: Blockage, hole, bleeding, injury, burn, or blood flow problems in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract; slow-moving GI (gastrointestinal) tract; or a problem called toxic megacolon.
- If your child has recently had a hole in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract, GI surgery, or radiation to the pelvic area.
All oral products:
- If your child has trouble swallowing or has inhaled food, liquids, saliva, or vomit into his/her lungs.
- If your child is not able to break down fructose.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic reactions have rarely happened. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- This drug stops many drugs from getting into the body. If your child takes other drugs, check with the doctor to see if you need to give them at some other time than this drug.
- To prevent hard stools (constipation) or bowel block from this drug, the doctor may have you give your child a laxative like milk of magnesia or lactulose after using this drug. Follow what the doctor has told you. Talk with the doctor.
- Have your child drink lots of noncaffeine liquids after the test is over unless told to drink less liquid by the doctor.
- Some products are not approved for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- You may need to avoid giving your child laxatives, enemas, or suppositories for some time before giving this drug. Follow what the doctor has told you.
- Some products have sorbitol in them. Very bad health problems like low blood sugar, bleeding, and kidney failure have happened when people who are not able to break down fructose took a product with sorbitol in it. Talk with the doctor.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very hard stools (constipation).
- Very bad belly pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- Feeling agitated.
- Feeling confused.
- Blue or gray skin color.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Pale skin.
- Ringing in ears.
- Sweating a lot.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Coughing up blood.
- Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm.
- Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
All oral products:
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Stomach cramps.
- Follow what the doctor has told you to do.
Tablets and capsules:
- Have your child swallow whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush.
- Shake well before use.
- Most of the time, this drug is taken by mouth. Give as you have been told by the doctor.
- Some brands of this drug are to be taken with food. Some brands may be taken with or without food. Ask the pharmacist if you need to give your child’s brand with food.
- Some products may be given as an enema. If your child is using this drug as an enema, it will be given rectally by the doctor.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- Most of the time, this drug will be given in a hospital or doctor’s office. If stored at home, follow how to store as you were told by the doctor.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.