sodium phosphate monobasic/dibasic - oral, OsmoPrep

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GENERIC NAME: SODIUM PHOSPHATE MONOBASIC/DIBASIC - ORAL (SOE-dee-um FOS-fate MAW-no-BAY-sik/dye-BAY-sik)

BRAND NAME(S): OsmoPrep

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WARNING: Rarely, serious kidney problems have occurred with the use of this product. Kidney disease, bowel problems (such as colitis or obstruction), severe loss of body water (dehydration), or being older than 55 years can increase the risk. Taking certain medications that can affect the kidneys (see Drug Interactions section) can also increase the risk. If any of these cautions apply to you, talk with your doctor before using this drug. Drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration.

USES: This medication is used to clean out the intestines before a colonoscopy. Sodium phosphate is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon, causing you to have watery bowel movements. This cleans out the intestines so that your doctor can clearly view them during your colonoscopy.This medication should not be used for weight loss or constipation due to the possibility of severe side effects.

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