Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Monobasic sodium phosphate monohydrate, dibasic sodium phosphate heptahydrate.
Description
Each 118 mL (delivered dose) contains monobasic sodium phosphate monohydrate 19 g and dibasic sodium phosphate heptahydrate 7 g in a 4.5-fl oz or 133-mL ready-to-use disposable squeeze bottle.
It also contains the following excipients: Benzalkonium chloride (0.06% w/w), EDTA (0.1% w/w) as preservative.
Sodium Content: 4.4 g per delivered dose.
The easy-grip, easy-squeeze bottle with soft, prelubricated comfortip assures ease of insertion. Its protective shield prevents contamination. The one-way safety valve controls flow and prevents reflux.
Action
Relieves constipation and cleanses lower bowel. Fleet Enema promotes evacuation of the bowel by increasing the bulk volume and water content of stool.
Effectiveness: Usually produces evacuation within 2-5 min. Effectively relieves constipation and cleanses lower bowel.
Indications/Uses
For use in the relief of occasional constipation, bowel cleansing before rectal examinations.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Fleet Enema: Adults: 1 bottle (118 mL, delivered dose) or as directed by physician. Children >2 years: ½ adult dose or as directed by physician.
Fleet Enema Paed: Childn >2 yr 1 bottle administered rectally.
Administration: Directions for Use: Positioning: Left-Side Position: Lie on left side with knees bent, arms at rest.
Knee-Chest Position: Kneel, then lower head and chest forward until left side of face is resting on surface. Position arm comfortably.
Administering Enema: Remove protective shield from rectal tip before using: Hold bottle upright, grasping grooved bottle cap with fingers. Grasp protective shield with other hand; pull gently to remove. With steady pressure, gently insert enema with tip pointing towards navel. Squeeze bottle until nearly all liquid is expelled. Remove tip from rectum.
Note: It is not necessary to empty unit completely. Bottle contains more than the amount of liquid needed for effective use. A small amount of liquid will remain in bottle after squeezing. Maintain position until urge to evacuate is strong (usually 2-5 min).
Warnings
Not to be taken orally.
Frequent or prolonged use of enemas may result in dependence. Do not use when nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain is present. If use results in unusual pain or other side effect and in case of accidental overdose, contact a physician immediately.
Special Precautions
Impaired renal function, heart disease or preexisting electrolyte disturbances or in patients on calcium-channel blockers, diuretics or other medications which may affect electrolyte levels or where colostomy exist.
Storage
Store below 30°C.
ATC Classification
A06AG01 - sodium phosphate ; Belongs to the class of enemas. Used in the treatment of constipation.
Presentation/Packing
Enema (disposable) 133 mL. Paediatric enema 66.6 mL.
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