Sodium phosphate enemas, available over-the-counter, are used to provide short-term relief for treating constipation and bowel function. Rectal enemas are to be used to provide short-term relief only, unless otherwise directed by the nurse or physician who is helping you to manage your bowel symptoms. A regimen that includes a healthy diet containing roughage whole grain breads and cereals, bran, fruit, and green, leafy vegetables , six to eight full glasses of liquids each day, and some form of daily exercise is most important in stimulating healthy bowel function. If your physician has recommended this rectal laxative for management of constipation, follow his or her recommendations for its use.
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Why might I need a barium enema?
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Mesalamine is used to treat an inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine suppositories are used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative proctitis inflammation of the rectum. Mesalamineenema is used to treat active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, proctitis or proctosigmoiditis inflammation of the rectum and bowel. It works inside the intestines bowels to reduce the inflammation and other symptoms of the disease. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:. Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines.
A barium enema is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your lower gastrointestinal GI tract. Your lower GI tract includes the large intestine colon and rectum. X-rays use a small amount of external radiation to create images of your body, its organs, and other internal structures. X-rays are often used to detect bone or joint problems, or to check the heart and lungs.