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Risk of Serious Harm from Sodium Phosphate Products for Constipation
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The FDA recently issued an alert about serious, and even fatal, kidney and heart risks from exceeding the recommended dose of over-the counter sodium phosphate products used to treat constipation. This article reviews the data that led to the FDA’s alert and provides advice on how to avoid these serious harms when taking sodium phosphate products.