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Sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate is also known as: Disposable Enema, Fleet EZ-Prep, Fleet Enema, Fleet Enema EXTRA, Fleet Phospho Soda, OsmoPrep, Pedia-Lax Enema, Phosphate Laxative, Visicol

Sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

AU TGA pregnancy category: Exempt
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comments:
-It is unknown if this drug can cause fetal harm when given to a pregnant woman.

Animal studies have not been conducted. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU Exempt: Medications exempted from pregnancy classification are not absolutely safe for use in pregnancy in all circumstances. Some exempted medicines, for example the complementary medicine, St John's Wort, may interact with other medicines and induce unexpected adverse effects in the mother and/or fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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Sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.


Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. OsmoPrep (sodium biphosphate-sodium phosphate)." Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Costa Mesa, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. OsmoPrep (sodium biphosphate-sodium phosphate)." Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Costa Mesa, CA.

Further information

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