A 49-year-old member asked:
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how long does a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) take to work?

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Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Soon: A Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) should work within 5 minutes. Most people cannot hold it longer than that.
Answered on Aug 26, 2018
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Fleet Enema (sodium bisphosphate): In most people, fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) normally produce results within an hour.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not long: The effects of the Fleet's enema would be measured in hours. Certainly It will wear off by the next day. Good luck.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Briefly: Fleets enemas work by causing distension of the rectum, leading to evacuation of the contents of the rectum. If you have had a fecal impaction, you ma ... Read More
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