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Fleet Enema

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a Fleet enema?

A Fleet enema is liquid medicine used to help you have a bowel movement. You may need the enema to relieve constipation. An enema may also be used to clean out your bowel before you have a procedure or surgery. This enema is available at drugstores without a prescription. Your healthcare provider will tell you which kind to get and how often to use it.

How do I use the enema?

Follow the directions that come with the enema. The following are general steps to follow:

What safety precautions do I need to take?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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