The Brand Name ALKANORM Has Generic Salt :: Disodium
ALKANORM Is From Company Ultramark Priced :: Rs. 35.00/55.00
ALKANORM have Disodium is comes under Sub class Urine Alkalinizers of Main Class Genito Urinary System
Main Medicine Class:: Genito Urinary System Sub Medicine Class :: Urine Alkalinizers
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Indications for Drugs ::
Constipation, Colonoscopy preparation
Drug Dose ::
It should be prepared when needed by diluting the contents of one bottle of the medicine (45ml) in half a glass (120ml) of cold water. Take first dose of Fleet phospho-soda followed by at least one full glass (240ml) of cold water. Take the second dose of Fleet phospho-soda after 12 hours, followed by at least one full glass (240ml) of cold water. Drink more water or clear liquids if you want to, up to midnight. The recommended dose as Tablets for colon cleansing for adult patients is 32 tablets (48 grams of sodium phosphate) taken orally with a total of 2 quarts of clear liquids in the following manner: The evening before the colonoscopy procedure: Take 4 Tablets with 8 ounces of clear liquids every 15 minutes for a total of 20 tablets. On the day of the colonoscopy procedure: Starting 3-5 hours before the procedure, take 4 Tablets with 8 ounces of clear liquids every 15 minutes for a total of 12 tablets.
Contraindicated in patients with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to sodium phosphate salts or any of its ingredients.
Drug Precautions ::
Each bottle of Fleet phospho-soda must be diluted with water before taking. To avoid dehydration you should make sure that you drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine and after the procedure. It is important to make sure that you will always have access to a toilet after taking a dose of Fleet phospho-soda, as loose bowel motions can start half an hour after taking it. If you don’t have a bowel movement within six hours of your first dose if this medicine you should not take any more and consult your doctor immediately. Patients should be instructed to drink 8 ounces of clear liquids with each 4-tablet dose of Patients should take a total of 2 quarts of clear liquids with this oral prep. Inadequate fluid intake, as with any effective purgative, may lead to excessive fluid loss, hypovolemia, and dehydration. Dehydration from purgation may be exacerbated by inadequate oral fluid intake, vomiting, and/or use of diuretics. Administration of sodium phosphate products prior to colonoscopy for colon cleansing has resulted in fatalities due to significant fluid shifts, severe electrolyte abnormalities, and cardiac arrhythmias. These fatalities have been observed in patients with renal insufficiency, in patients with bowel perforation, and in patients who misused or overdosed sodium phosphate products. It is recommended that patients receiving this be advised to adequately hydrate before, during, and after the use of OsmoPrep. Considerable caution should be advised before OsmoPrep Tablets are used in patients with the following illnesses: severe renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/minute), congestive heart failure, ascites, unstable angina, gastric retention, ileus, acute bowel obstruction, pseudo-obstruction of the bowel, severe chronic constipation, bowel perforation, acute colitis, toxic megacolon, gastric bypass or stapling surgery, or hypomotility syndrome.
Drug Side Effects ::
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Drug Mode of Action ::
Sodium phosphate can be used in the management of hypophosphataemia. It also acts as a mild osmotic laxative when given orally as dilute solutions or by the rectal route. Phosphate enemas or concentrated oral solutions are used for bowel cleansing before surgery or endoscopy procedures.
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