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SODIUM PHOSPATE SALT (SOE dee um FOS fate sawlt) is a saline laxative. It is used to treat constipation or to clean the bowel before a colonoscopy.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
abnormal blood levels of electrolytes like sodium, phosphate, potassium or calcium
bowel problems like colitis, constipation, and obstruction
change in bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks
on a low salt or sodium diet
stomach pain, nausea, vomiting
an unusual or allergic reaction to sodium phosphate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Mix this medicine as directed with water or other clear liquid before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Drink more water or clear fluids as directed after taking this medicine. Do not use more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 5 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Do not use with any other laxatives unless your doctor tells you to. Drink fluids as directed to prevent dehydration. See your doctor right away if you do not have a bowel movement after using this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
irregular heart beat
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
nausea and vomiting
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Sodium Phosphate salts (SOE dee um FOS fate sawlts) are used to clean out the bowel. It is given before a colonoscopy.
abnormal electrolytes like sodium, phosphate, potassium or calcium
chest pain caused by angina
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. You must drink at least 8 ounces of clear liquids with each dose of this medicine. Examples of clear liquids are water, flavored water, lemonade (no pulp), ginger ale, or apple juice. Do not drink any liquids colored purple or red. If you do not drink enough liquids while you are taking this medicine you can get dehydrated, which can cause serious side effects.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not use any other bowel-cleansing preparations, like enemas, while you are taking this medicine. Take only clear liquids starting at least 12 hours before starting this medicine.
on low salt or sodium diet
This medicine is for rectal use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Remove tip from enema bottle. Gently insert enema tip into the rectum. Squeeze bottle until almost all of the medicine is inside the rectum. Remove enema tip from the rectum and stay in position until the urge to evacuate is strong. Do not use more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.