What is Fleet Enema?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Fleet Enema is a saline laxative enema. It contains sodium phosphates and works by pulling water from the body into the bowel, which helps to soften the stool and cause a bowel movement.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 11 4
Chronic constipation 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Pain in lower back 1 0
Unable to function 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fleet Enema

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Anal leakage 1
Hemorrhoid discomfort 1
Rectal burning pain 1
Sexual arousal 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fleet Enema

Dosage Patients
3.55-9.64% daily 3
3.55-9.64% as needed 1
7g-19g as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Fleet Enema

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Fleet Enema

Duration

Currently taking Fleet Enema

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Fleet Enema

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Fleet Enema

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 19, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I began using SuperNutrition Women's Menopause and Beyond Vitamins, and for some reason, they caused my constipation to get MUCH better. I have been taking them consistently for about 12 months now, and can tell a difference if I miss 2 or more days in a row. Have showed label to all my Doctors and no one really knows why they work so well for my chronic constipation. Only use Fleet Enema very rarely now...when I have not be vigilant about taking my vitamins!!!

Jan 19, 2009 (Started Jan 19, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: BUT...it is a lot better than constipation!

  • 1 helpful mark
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