Sodium phosphate is not a single chemical but a name for all chemicals that contain, in part or whole, phosphate and sodium. These salts have a variety of uses including treating constipation, medical procedure's bowel preparation and controlling processed foods' pH among other uses. Users must read and understand labels on the drugs' packaging before using.
This drug is available in the form of syrups and other orally taken solutions, as well as rectal/ suppository enemas. They can be found in chemists, hospitals and over the counter. While almost anyone can take the oral solutions, children under the age of 2 should never be given the rectal enemas.
Dizziness, bloating, stomach pains, headaches and constipation, among others, comprise some of the immediate symptoms a person might experience after ingesting the drug(s). The infamous kidney stones, leading to temporary or permanent kidney problems, can occur anytime after ingesting the drug(s). As such, the recommended dosage should never be exceeded, and before use, physicians must be consulted.