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Visicol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- What are the possible side effects of sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- How should I use sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Visicol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Visicol)?
- What should I avoid while using sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- What other drugs will affect sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Visicol)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose or do not finish all doses required before your colonoscopy.
Do not use more than the recommended dose of this medication in any 24-hour period.
What happens if I overdose (Visicol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose may cause dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, nausea, vomiting, increased urination, muscle pain or weakness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
Do not use other laxatives while using this medication, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate (Visicol)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- narcotic medication such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Ionsys), hydrocodone (Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), levomethadyl (Orlaam), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose) methadone (Methadose), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), propoxyphene (Darvocet, Darvon), and others;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Arelan), or mefloquine (Lariam);
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), and others;
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as dolasetron (Anzemet) or ondansetron (Zofran);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as benazepril (Lotensin), candesartan (Atacand), captopril (Capoten), eprosartan (Teveten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), irbesartan (Avapro, Avalide), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), olmesartan (Benicar); quinapril (Accupril), telmisartan (Micardis), valsartan (Diovan), and others; or
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute), or sotalol (Betapace).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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