sodium phosphates oral solution (Fleet Phospho-Soda) can cause serious electrolyte disturbances

The FDA is warning that sodium phosphates oral solution (Fleet Phospho-Soda) can cause serious electrolyte disturbances.

This solution is commonly used as a bowel prep before colonoscopy. It's also sold OTC for constipation.

But problems can occur if patients take too high of a dose...or if it's used in high-risk patients. The electrolyte imbalances can lead to dehydration, renal failure, and death.

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