Rectal sodium phosphate is used to treat constipation that happens from time to time. Rectal sodium phosphate should not be given to children younger than 2 years of age. Rectal sodium phosphate is in a class of medications called saline laxatives.
A New Mexico man is alleging abuse after authorities conducted three enemas, a colonoscopy, an X-ray and several cavity searches on him simply because he appeared to clench his buttocks. David Eckert's attorney recently filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf over the Jan. Court documents state that Eckert was driving out of Wal-Mart in Deming when he failed to fully stop at a parking lot stop sign.
Rectal microbicides that protect against HIV transmission via anal sex are a bigger technical challenge than vaginal ones. The rectal lining is more delicate than the vaginal, so safety has been an issue; research has shown that many of the gel formulations used in lubricants damage rectal cells and may actually enhance HIV transmission. But the biggest challenge is coverage.
This leaflet gives tips about how to give rectal medicines suppositories and enemas to children. This leaflet has been written specifically about the use of medicines in children. Please read this leaflet carefully. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again.
Jump to content. This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully.
Constipation is a common complaint, frequently treated with cleansing enema. Enemas can be very effective but may cause serious adverse events, such as perforation or metabolic derangement. Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of the use of cleansing enema for acute constipation and to assess adverse events within 30 days of therapy.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Disposable Enema are forms of phosphorus, which is a naturally occurring substance that is important in every cell in the body. Disposable Enema is a combination medicine used in adults and children to treat constipation and to clean the bowel before colon surgery, x-rays, or endoscopy examinations.
An enemaalso known as a clysteris an injection of fluid into the lower bowel by way of the rectum. In standard medicine, the most frequent uses of enemas are to relieve constipation and for bowel cleansing before a medical examination or procedure;  also, they are employed as a lower gastrointestinal series also called a barium enema to check diarrhea,  as a vehicle for the administration of food, water or medicine, as a stimulant to the general system, as a local application and, more rarely, as a means of reducing temperature,  as treatment for encopresisand as a form of rehydration therapy proctoclysis in patients for whom intravenous therapy is not applicable. In other contexts, enemas are used by some alternative health therapies, used for enjoyment, chiefly as part of sexual activities, but also in sadomasochism, as well as simply for pleasure, used to intoxicate with alcohol, used to administer drugs for both recreational and religious reasons, and used for punishment.
This medicine is used to relieve occasional constipation or stool impaction. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions. This medicine is for rectal use only.