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News : National Author: FDA Consumer Health Information Last Updated: Jan 8, 2014 - 2:15:46 PM

Use Certain Laxatives with Caution

By FDA Consumer Health Information
Jan 8, 2014 - 2:11:34 PM

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( - FDA is warning that some sodium phosphate laxatives are potentially dangerous if dosing instructions or warnings on the Drug Facts label are not properly followed or when there are certain coexisting health conditions. In fact, there have been dozens of reports of serious side effects, including 13 deaths.

In this Consumer Update, find out who may be affected and why these laxatives could cause serious health problems for certain people.


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