Kidney failure associated with bowel cleansing medicines
Did you know that the medications used to cleanse your bowels before having a colonoscopy performed or other surgeries can cause you to go into kidney failure? These medications are known as Oral Sodium Phosphates; some of which are prescription medications and some of which are over-the-counter. The prescription products include Visicol and Osmo Prep and over-the-counter medications inlcude Fleet Phospho-Soda and Fleet Accu-Prep. Recently the FDA has issued black box warnings associated with many of these products. If you have taken one of these medications — Osmoprep, Visicol, Fleet Phosphosoda, or Fleet Accu-prep — and have suffered kidney failure following your use of these medications, the attorneys at Schlichter Bogard & Denton can assist you.
For more information about the FDA’s action involving these products, click here: http://www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/bowel_cleansers121608.html