Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Abdominal pain, nausea, fever, and vomiting: If you have abdominal pain, nausea, fever, or vomiting, do not take this medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Dehydration: If you experience dehydration (symptoms include thirst, dizziness, vomiting, urinating less often than usual), your doctor should carefully determine the amount of the solution to be administered as this medication can cause further dehydration.
Frequent or prolonged use: Use this medication only when you need it or as recommended by your doctor. Avoid using this medication repeatedly at short intervals, and do not use it for more than 1 week unless directed by your doctor. Frequent and long-term use of this medication can lead to your body depending on this medication for bowel movements.
Heart disease: If you have heart disease, do not take this medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if sodium phosphates pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: Children are more sensitive to the effects of enemas. This medication should not be administered to children less than 2 years of age unless directed by a physician. Do not administer this medication to infants less than 6 months of age.
Seniors: Seniors are more sensitive to the effects of enemas.