Phospho-Soda (Oral)

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Phospho-Soda (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Phospho-Soda (Oral)

Phospho-Soda (Oral) Medication Classification


Phospho-Soda (Oral) Brandname

Miralax, Nulytely, Colyte With Flavor Packs, Visicol, Kristalose, Golytely, Phospho-Soda, Mag-Ox 400, Phillips Milk Of Magnesia, Colyte, Colyte Flavored, TriLyte w/Flavor Packs, PEG 3350 & Electrolytes, Uro-Mag, Generlac

Phospho-Soda (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Sometimes used to empty your bowel before surgery or other medical procedures.

When To Not Use Phospho-Soda (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to lactulose, polyethylene glycol, sorbitol, magnesium, or sodium phosphate. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to any other laxative medicines. You should not use this medicine if you have a blockage in your intestines. Tell your doctor if you cannot have lactose, or if you have other digestive problems. Also tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or congestive heart failure (CHF).

How Should You Use Phospho-Soda (Oral)

Tablet, Powder for Suspension, Capsule, Liquid, Packet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You might need to mix the liquid with at least 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of water before you drink it.
  • You will need to mix the powder or the contents of the packet with water before using it. Most powders must be mixed with at least 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of water. Make sure you understand how much water to mix the medicine with. Drink the mixture right after you mix it.
  • If you using this medicine to empty your bowel before surgery or medical tests, follow your health caregiver's instructions about when to use this medicine. It is important to follow the correct schedule.
  • Drink a full glass of water when you take this medicine, unless your health caregiver tells you otherwise. One full glass of water is about 8 ounces or 1 cup. Most people should drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water every day. Doing this will help soften your bowel movements, making them easier to pass.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Phospho-Soda (Oral) Storage

Store Phospho-Soda (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Phospho-Soda (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Phospho-Soda (Oral)

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

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other medicine for digestion problems, such as an antacid, or any medicine for your heart.

Phospho-Soda (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have diabetes or heart disease. Tell your doctor if you have trouble with magnesium, potassium, calcium, or sodium (salt) levels in your blood.
  • If you do not have a bowel movement after using this medicine, talk to your doctor. The amount of time before you should have a bowel movement depends on the type of laxative you are using. Some laxatives might cause a bowel movement in 30 minutes, and other laxatives could take as long as 48 hours (2 days).
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before having surgery or medical tests.
  • Some kinds of laxatives are not for long-term use. Other laxatives might be used over a long time period. Ask your doctor how long it is safe to use this laxative.
  • If you are using this medicine for a long time, your doctor may need to check your blood at regular visits. Be sure to keep all appointments.

Phospho-Soda (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Bleeding from your rectum.
  • Confusion, weakness, and muscle twitching.
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, severe nausea or vomiting.
  • Severe stomach pain, bloating, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild stomach pain, cramps, gas, nausea, vomiting.

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Phospho-Soda (Oral)

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Allen, Allen - 01/12/2014

that I was diagnosed some time in the early nienties and truth is I'm not sure just when though it was in the nienties and was by a nephrologist in Toronto, Canada. Prior I had to get everything else eliminated which I had done on my own through our local GP at that. There were procedures done to rule out pancreatic problems, then gallbladder removed, tests through a GI Doctor who said the bowel spasms were due to the kidney, and retrograde studies which due to an allergy to IVP dye had to be done under general anesthetic. Prior to all of the above I had suffered excruciating pain in what I thought was my pancreas and was pain that would drop me to my knees. I had these bouts now that look back more often now that I think of it and that's probably why the test was done. When I went in to have my gallbladder removed the Kidney pain so intense they had to keep me overnight medicating me with injections of Demerol and anti-nausea medications. When I was given the diagnosis I felt like I had been handed down a life sentence of tortuous pain locked into my body and the hardest pinnacle I had to reach was the point of acceptance. The pain takes on a life of itself and almost seems like it has a personality of its' own. I use prayer and meditation and try to little bits as when I'm tired and push myself it instigates an attack. If I'm sick or have another problem LPNS kicks into overdrive.I've been in a 12step program for 35 years clean and sober so it was quite a shock to know that I would have to rely on narcotic medications to address the pain which would otherwise make my life completely intolerable. I found that I had to learn to read the pain as it moves through my body in order to ascertain if this is going to ramp up into an episode that ends up in the hospital and if so take the medication and if not cut down the medication and take the reduced amount along with the medication for nausea. Does it work? Well, sometimes and that to me is a bonus as it feels like at times I do have some control. You know I've been sharing with others a little and each time I feel easier about sharing as most in my life accept what I have and are caring they do not often want to hear it nor the fact that I cannot do this or that as my kidneys are acting up. Every morning now for years as soon as I wake up the pain is so bad on both sides that I can barely get up.Once I do I take a while to relax and hydrate a bit. I cannot eat until I'm up for at least an hour(just fluids at first). You know it about doing whatever I need to do to get through each day and sometimes the pain is just on the simmer at about 3 or 4 out of 10 on the pain scale and that's a bonus as I have learned to tolerate pain that I read properly without medication though that's not too often. Usually now it sits at level 6 out of 10 and through the day slides between 6 and 8.5. and then all that manageability of sorts goes right out the window.Oh the bleeding is not evident now to the naked eye though for the first 10 years it was and it was in clumps of blood and tissue. Now I think it is in the tubules within the kidney. That's what I mean about how it changes. Sometimes there is stone and sometimes there is not and mostly not. I still have Doctors saying they do not believe that the disease called Loin Pain Hematuria exists and then though many more now do.Take Care and know that you are not alone and I know now that I am not along in this world of pain.Ciao, glenna or multiplicity hall