Stronger warnings about kidney problems are leading to a recall of Fleet Phospho-soda and some other oral sodium phosphate solutions

Stronger warnings about kidney problems are leading to a recall of Fleet Phospho-soda and some other oral sodium phosphate solutions.

These are used for bowel cleansing before a colonoscopy, etc. OTC forms are sometimes used as a laxative for constipation relief.

They can cause kidney injury due to the formation of calcium-phosphate crystals in the kidneys.

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