the dangers of sodium phosphate solutions for bowel prep

CTV is broadcasting the dangers of sodium phosphate solutions for bowel prep...and referring people to our Canadian Pharmacist's Letter recommendations for suitable alternatives.

Sodium phosphate solutions (Fleet Phospho-soda, etc) are usually more effective and better tolerated than PEG solutions (PegLyte, etc).

The problem is sodium phosphate can cause acute renal injury due to precipitation of calcium phosphate crystals in the kidneys.

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