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Fleet phospho-soda safety alert

FDA warning over De Witt bowel cleansing drug


In May 2006 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert regarding the use of Fleet Phospho-Soda solutions and other Oral Sodium Phosphates (OSP).

Recent studies have indicated that a rare, but serious form of kidney failure has been associated with the use of Fleet Phospho-Soda. So far, there have been at least 21 documented cases of patients suffering from acute phosphate nephropathy and acute renal failure. Information provided with the product does not indicate kidney failure as a potential side effect.

Fleet phospho-soda is a sodium phosphate oral solution for bowel cleansing and is manufactured by De Witt based in Cheshire.

If you or someone else have suffered as a result of taking Fleet Phospho-Soda or another OSP then we would advise you to talk to a lawyer. Irwin Mitchell has vast experience in handling cases involving defective products, including claims for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. You may not be alone, in which case, we'll refer you to the best contact within our Group Action Team.

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