Last update: Dec. 8, 2017

Dibasic Sodium Phosphate

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Phosphates are used as a laxative and to clean the bowel before medical examinations.
They base their action on the little or zero amount which is absorbed (Nice 2000), causing water to escape from the intestine and severe diarrhea.
Keep this in mind in order to drink as much as needed and avoid dehydration of the nursing mother who is already producing about 1 litre of liquid in the form of milk a day.

Since the last update, we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Both sodium and phosphate are normal components of the body and are found in breast milk at concentrations different to plasma (Allen 1991).

Temporary increases in plasma phosphate levels have been observed after the administration of sodium phosphate enema (Salix 2009, Ehrenpreis 2009). It is not known whether this may affect the concentration of phosphate in breast milk, but it is believed that the variation is minimal, temporary and does not have clinical repercussions in the infant.

Expert authors consider phosphate-based laxatives compatible with breastfeeding (Nice 2000).

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Dibasic Sodium Phosphate since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in other languages or writings:

Groups

Dibasic Sodium Phosphate belongs to these groups or families:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition:

  • Ready-to-Use Enema™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Cleen Ready-to-Use™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Colonil™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Darmen™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Denverlax™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Dicofan™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Enema Casen™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Enemol™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fabulaxol™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fleet™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fleet Enema™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fleet Fosfosoda™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fleet Phospho-Soda™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fleet Ready-to-Use™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Flit Phospho-Soda™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fosfalax™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fosfoevac™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Fosfosoda™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Foslainco™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • K-Phos MF™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Lainema™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Phosfoenema™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Phospho-Soda™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Phosphoral™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition
  • Visicol™. Contains other elements than Dibasic Sodium Phosphate in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Baja - Poor %
Molecular weight 142 daltons

References

  1. Ehrenpreis ED. Increased serum phosphate levels and calcium fluxes are seen in smaller individuals after a single dose of sodium phosphate colon cleansing solution: a pharmacokinetic analysis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Abstract
  2. Salix. Sodium phosphate mono & dibasic (Visicol). Drug Summary. 2009 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Nice FJ, Snyder JL, Kotansky BC. Breastfeeding and over-the-counter medications. J Hum Lact. 2000 Nov;16(4):319-31. Review. Erratum in: J Hum Lact 2001 Feb;17(1):90. Abstract
  4. Allen JC, Keller RP, Archer P, Neville MC. Studies in human lactation: milk composition and daily secretion rates of macronutrients in the first year of lactation. Am J Clin Nutr. 1991 Abstract

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