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Fleet Phospho Soda is Linked to Renal and Kidney Failure

Oral Sodium Phosphate (OSP) is a laxative used to for bowel cleansing before procedures such as; colonoscopies, endoscopic, radiologic examinations, and surgeries. Fleet Phospho-Soda or Fleet (ACCU-PREP) is the most widely-used laxative in hospitals. The FDA notified healthcare professionals and consumers of reports of acute phosphate nephropathy, a type of renal or kidney failure that is a rare, but serious, with the use of oral sodium phosphates (OSP). Individuals at increased risk of acute phosphate nephropathy include: those of advanced age, those with kidney disease or decreased intravascular volume, and those using medicines that affect renal perfusion or function. However, recommendations were offered for providers and patients when choosing and using a bowel cleanser.

Source: Jere Beasley Report

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