Sodium Phosphate Dibasic And Sodium Phosphate Monobasic (Rectal Route)

Name: Sodium Phosphate Dibasic And Sodium Phosphate Monobasic (Rectal Route)


Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.


Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of sodium phosphate dibasic and sodium phosphate monobasic combination in children. However, use of this medicine is not recommended in children younger than 2 years of age.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Dehydration or
  • Kidney disease or
  • Stomach or bowel problems (including abdominal or stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or a sudden change in bowel habits lasting for more than 2 weeks)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For rectal dosage form (enema):
    • For relief of constipation:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—One bottle of Fleet® saline enema.
      • Children 5 to 11 years of age—One bottle of Pedia-Lax™ enema or as directed by your doctor.
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—One-half bottle of Pedia-Lax™ enema.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use is not recommended.