How long do the effects of a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) last for?

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 may have loose stools for a day or two. A sensitivity to the chemicals in the fleets may cause a mild inflammation in the rectum that should resolve over a brief time. Any continued symptoms may warrant an evalustion by a doctor.

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No bm after using fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) x2 nights in a row & 1 suppository before then. Last bm was 1 week ago. Cause for concern? Or ok to wait til monday?

Probably OK. But the more important question is why are you this constipated? How do you feel otherwise? If your abdomen is distended, you have nausea or vomiting, are running a fever or having other symptoms you may need to be seen sooner. You should see a doctor and have the constipation evaluated completely, including thyroid function tests. Read more...
Try OTC milk of. Magnesia, magnesium citrate, lots of water and prune juice. It's ok to wait till monday unless there's increasing abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, blood in the stool etc. Hope u poop soon. Take care ! (i hate people when they are constipated. The r full of s _ _ _! joke !). Read more...

What is using a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) like?

Holding in a large. Bollus of fluid in the rectum can be uncomfortable. However, if you have been consitpated then getting rid of excess stool will likely be a big relief. Read more...

What is in a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) that makes it work so well?

Buffered phosphate. Fleets contains a buffered phosphate solution. This causes a mild stimulation of the rectal reflex. The response is also to to stimulating the stretch fibers in the rectal which causes a relex contraction of the muscular wall. Read more...

Can you make a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) at home? Heard about soapsuds

Fecal disimpaction. Enema liquids are widely varied: fleets is a brand of a chemical called phosphosoda or sodium phosphate. Coffee, soap suds, tap water, glycerin, gastrograffin as well as other more rare liquids have been used. They all work by stimulating bowel contraction by stretching the colon, and softening the stool by adding water. Safest would be to just use tap water, 500-1000ml for up to 3 days. Read more...