- sodium dihydrogen phosphate, commonly termed monosodium phosphate, (NaH2PO4), is also known as "sodium phosphate, monobasic".
- disodium hydrogen phosphate, commonly termed disodium phosphate, (Na2HPO4) is also known as "sodium phosphate, dibasic".
- Trisodium phosphate, commonly shortened to just sodium phosphate, (Na3PO4), is also known as "sodium phosphate, tribasic".
- sodium aluminium phosphate, (Na8Al2(OH)2(PO4)4).
Oral sodium phosphates for bowel preparation for colonoscopy may in some individuals carry a risk of kidney injury under the form of phosphate nephropathy. There are several oral phosphate formulations which are prepared extemporaneously. Oral phosphate prep drugs have been withdrawn in the United States, although evidence of causality is equivocal. Since safe and effective replacements for phosphate purgatives are available, several medical authorities have recommended general disuse of oral phosphates.
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