What type of laxative is Fleet Enema?

Saline enema (Fleet Enema) is an osmotic laxative. As a salt, it pulls water into your intestines (gut) and causes it to squeeze and relax to help empty your bowels.

What medication is in a Fleet Enema?

Sodium phosphate is a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually causes a bowel movement after 1 to 5 minutes.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years of age.

Are Fleet enemas harmful?

You should not use Fleet Enema without a doctor’s advice if you have kidney disease, heart problems, or constipation with stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting. Using too much of this medicine can cause rare but life-threatening side effects on your kidneys and heart.

When should you not use a Fleet Enema?

Who should not take ENEMA?

  1. high amount of phosphate in the blood.
  2. low amount of calcium in the blood.
  3. an increased sodium level in the blood.
  4. dehydration.
  5. method of removing waste/poison from blood with dialysis.
  6. sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure.
  7. appendicitis.

Is a mineral oil enema safe?

There are many prescription and over-the-counter laxatives available to treat constipation. One of these options is mineral oil. Mineral oil is a lubricant laxative. It’s been used for many years to make it easier to have a bowel movement, and is generally considered safe and effective.

How quickly does mineral oil work as a laxative?

6 to 8 hours
Mineral Oil is an over-the-counter (OTC) laxative used to relieve occasional constipation. It generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 8 hours. Mineral Oil is available under the following different brand names: Kondremul Plain.

What type of enema is best for impaction?

Treatment for the condition starts with removal of the impacted stool. After that, steps are taken to prevent future fecal impactions. A warm mineral oil enema is often used to soften and lubricate the stool.

Is Fleet Enema safe for elderly?

These are found in some store brands, including the Fleet Enema. The sodium phosphate enema is especially dangerous for elderly people. It can lead to hyperphosphatemia —an electrolyte disorder that involves high phosphate levels and low calcium levels in the blood.

How long does it take for a fleet mineral oil enema to work?

2 to 15 minutes
The Fleet Mineral Oil Enema enema should produce a bowel movement within 2 to 15 minutes after use. For best results, stay lying down until you feel the urge to have a bowel movement. Do not hold in the enema for longer than 15 minutes.

Does a fleet enema soften stool?

It’s a great, fast-acting solution when you are experiencing constipation or if your stool is hard or difficult to pass. Like our standard Fleet® Enema, Fleet Enema EXTRA® works by increasing water in the intestine to hydrate and soften the stool and help produce a bowel movement without pain or spasm.