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Sodium Phosphate Dibasic/Sodium Phosphate Monobasic


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

Brand Names

Leader Oral Saline Laxative
Oral Saline Laxative
Rite Aid Phospha-Lax
The Medicine Shoppe Oral Saline Laxative
Quality Choice Phosphate Laxative
Rite Aid Oral Saline Laxative

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sodium phosphate dibasic or to sodium phosphate monobasic, or if you have a certain kidney disease called acute phosphate nephropathy.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. The oral liquid can be chilled to improve the taste. Do not freeze the liquid form.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

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.
Decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
Dizziness or fainting.
Dry mouth, increased thirst, or muscle cramps.
Red or black stools.
Severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or bloating.
Uneven heartbeat.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.