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There have been no reported cases of overdosage with OsmoPrep Tablets. Purposeful or accidental ingestion of more than the recommended dosage of OsmoPrep Tablets might be expected to lead to severe electrolyte disturbances, including hyperphosphatemia, hypocalcemia, hypernatremia, or hypokalemia, as well as dehydration and hypovolemia, with attendant signs and symptoms of these disturbances. Certain severe electrolyte disturbances resulting from overdose may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, seizure, renal failure, and death. The patient who has taken an overdosage should be monitored carefully, and treated symptomatically for complications until stable.
OsmoPrep Tablets are contraindicated in the following conditions:
- Biopsy-proven acute phosphate nephropathy
- Gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction
- Gastric bypass or stapling surgery
- Bowel perforation
- Toxic colitis
- Toxic megacolon
- Known allergy or hypersensitivity to sodium phosphate salts or any component of OsmoPrep [see DESCRIPTION].
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/25/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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