Fleet Enema

Generic Name: Monobasic sodium phosphate, Dibasic sodium phosphate

  • Other names:

    Fleet Enema Extra
  • What is this medication?

    Fleet Enema contains saline laxatives. It is intended for the relief of occasional constipation.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Fleet Enema?

    This product is for rectal use only.

    Using more than 1 enema in 24 hours period can be harmful.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you have rectal bleeding; no bowel movement within 30 minutes of using the enema; or symptoms of dehydration such as feeling thirsty, dizziness, vomiting, or urinating less often than normal. These symptoms may indicate a serious condition.

    Do not use this product if you are taking another sodium phosphate product.

    Drinking additional liquids by mouth is recommended while using this product.

    This product generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 5 minutes.

    For children 2 to 11 years of age use Fleet Pedia-Lax Enema instead.

    Do not use in children under the age of 2.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. If it is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

    Do not use this product if the seal with the Fleet emblem on the top or bottom flap of the carton is broken or missing.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before using Fleet Enema?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are on a sodium-restricted diet, have kidney disease, or are age 65 or older and under a doctor's care for any medical condition.

    Talk to a doctor before using any laxative if you have abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting; a sudden change in bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks; or you have already used a laxative for more than 1 week.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Fleet Enema?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.
  • What should I avoid while using

    Fleet Enema?

    Do not use more than 1 enema in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor. Do not force the enema tip into the rectum as this can cause injury. Do not retain the enema solution for more than 10 minutes.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Fleet Enema?

    If Fleet Enema is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Fleet Enema with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Fleet Enema?

    Adults and children 12 years: Use 1 bottle. Do not use more than 1 bottle per day unless directed by a doctor.

    Remove the orange protective shield from the enema before using. Gently insert the enema tip into the rectum with a slight side-to-side movement, with the tip pointing toward your navel. Do not force the enema tip into the rectum, as this can cause injury. Squeeze the bottle until nearly all the liquid is gone. Remove the tip from the rectum and maintain your position until you have a strong urge to evacuate. Do not retain the enema solution for more than 10 minutes.

    Children 2-11 years: Use Fleet Pedia-Lax Enema instead.

    Children <2 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Fleet Enema?

    Store at room temperature.