A lot of oral, over the counter laxatives have received heat for their bad side effects. With complaints coming left and right, these kinds of colon cleansing products have received mostly negative press which in turn, turned off a lot of people to the process of cleansing. One such laxative to receive such flak is the Fleet Enema Oral Laxative. The controversy surrounding it has received the attention of the FDA.
Fleet Enema Oral Laxative is a colon cleanse program which compels one to take an oral laxative first before undergoing a DIY home enema. While it is not new to take a colon cleanse supplement for detoxing and cleansing, combining this with an enema that you have to do yourself is a different story. The oral laxative already contains a dangerous substance, sodium phosphate, which could cause major kidney damage. Add to this, the risk of doing your own enema and you have a very dangerous combination.
There are far less dangerous pre-colonoscopy or enema preparations that one can take. Instead of formulas or oral laxatives, one can just go on a colon cleanse or detox diet. By drinking lots of fluid and taking in a lot of fiber-rich food or even fasting before an enema or a colonoscopy, you could stay away from the danger products like Fleet Enema Oral Laxative poses. Or. if you really must take something, try to research on the product first before purchasing it. Read testimonials or the manufacturer's company profile before you buy something.