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Sodium phosphate dibasic/sodium phosphate monobasic (By mouth)

Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic (SOE-dee-um FOS-fate, dye-BAY-sik), Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic (SOE-dee-um FOS-fate, mono-BAY-sik)

Helps empty your bowels before surgery or a medical procedure. Also treats constipation.

Brand Name(s):

Leader Oral Saline Laxative, Leader Preparation Cleansing Kit, OsmoPrep, Rite Aid Laxative Oral Saline, Rite Aid Oral Saline Laxative, Rite Aid Phospha-Lax

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to sodium phosphate dibasic or sodium phosphate monobasic. Do not use it if you have acute phosphate nephropathy, stomach or bowel problems (such as bleeding or blocked bowels), irritated colon (toxic colitis or toxic megacolon), or have had stomach surgery (such as gastric bypass or stapling surgery).

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Tablet

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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