Who should not take PHOSPHATE LAXATIVE?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • increased activity of the parathyroid gland
  • high amount of phosphate in the blood
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • an increased sodium level in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • dehydration
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • symptoms from alcohol withdrawal
  • a low seizure threshold
  • method of removing waste/poison from blood with dialysis
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • a sudden worsening of heart related chest pain called angina
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • toxic megacolon
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • paralysis of the intestines
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • acute kidney failure
  • inherited disorder of intestines - Hirschsprung's disease
  • seizures
  • ascites
  • weakened patient
  • susceptible to breathing fluid into lungs
  • significant constipation
  • decreased blood volume
  • seizure caused by sudden withdrawal of benzodiazepine
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • problem emptying stomach contents
  • coronary artery bypass graft procedure
  • increased calcium in the kidneys
  • the stomach and intestines to move food at a slower pace
  • an enlargement of the intestine with stopped bowel function called megacolon
  • stapling of stomach
  • chronic kidney disease stage 2 (mild)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3A (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
  • history of gastric bypass surgery
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