Kidney damage has been linked to a class of drugs that is very commonly given before a colonoscopy.
Do you want to risk the health of your kidneys?
What good will it do to verify your colon health if you are harming your kidneys in the process?
There is a “black box warning” on colon-cleansing drugs containing sodium phosphate, because they have been linked to permanent kidney damage resulting in a lifetime of dialysis as well as a host of other complications!
So WHY are these drugs very commonly prescribed as colon cleansers before a colonoscopy?
Are doctors unaware of the dangers? Are they cheaper than other similar drugs?
Why the hell would they risk your kidneys?!
Good question! Though the answer doesn’t really matter. YOU can watch out for yourself on this one!
When you think colonoscopy risks, THINK about your kidneys!
Refuse these drugs:
These are 2 of the drugs containing sodium phosphate.
A colonoscopy is a relatively safe procedure. Please don’t risk long term injury by taking these drugs!
Of the few dangers associated with colonoscopy risks, kidney failure is BY FAR the most extreme.
Make sure that the nasty tasting beverage they give you to clean your bowel before your colonoscopy is not one that is linked to kidney failure!
Safer Alternative Precoloscopy-Colon-Cleansing Drugs
Make sure you are given the safe drug to prep with and then learn how your breathing can make you sick and what you can do about it pre op!
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solution
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