Oral sodium phosphate bowel preps may harm the kidneys in some patients

Oral sodium phosphate bowel preps may harm the kidneys in some patients.

Products such as Fleet Phospho-Soda, Fleet Accu-Prep, or Visicol can cause fluid loss and high serum phosphate levels.

In vulnerable patients, this can lead to acute renal failure...due to dehydration and precipitation of calcium and phosphate in the kidneys.

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