What should I know about Visicol?

Visicol (sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous) is a laxative used before a colonoscopy. You should not use it if you suffer from:

  • an electrolyte imbalance
  • dehydration
  • kidney, liver or heart disease
  • seizures
  • bowel problems
  • chest pain
  • alcohol addiction

Additionally, if you are bulimic or anorexic, make sure your doctor has that information. Lastly, do not use any other bowel-cleansing preparations, such as enemas, while you are taking this medicine.

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