FDA Alert on Bowel Cleansers

1 decade 4 years 3 months ago Friday, May 05 2006 May 5, 2006 Friday, May 05, 2006 8:47:53 PM CDT May 05, 2006 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are warning of rare but serious side effects that could follow patients prepping for colonoscopies and other internal procedures. The Food and Drug Administration says it's logged 22 cases of a serious form of kidney failure after patients took certain products (oral sodium phosphates) to cleanse the bowel. The government alert says 21 of the cases involved patients who were given solutions such as Fleet Phospho-soda or Fleet Accu-Prep. One patient took Visicol tablets. The FDA says none of the cases involved a recently approved product called OsmoPrep tablets.

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