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how long does it take for miralax to work

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
1-3 days: The onset of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is usually 1-3 days. Remember, it is an osmotic agent that draws water into the stool and hence makes it e ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
47 years experience Pediatrics
Few days: not really laxative to induce bowel contractions but a nonabsorbable material that cause the stools to become softer, and lubricates the bowel to caus ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
1-3 days: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can take 1 to 3 days to work before effective. Remember that this is not a stimulant laxative.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Hours to days.: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by absorbing water from the colon allowing it to move easier through the bowel and pass the stool. It probably nee ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): may lead to bowel movement in one to three days.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Continue Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It usually works in 2-3 days. You may need to double dose if no results in 2-3 days. Also add DSS ( stool softener)
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It would depend on how much of each of these medications you took. If there was only one episode of intake, the effects should wear off in a couple of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Indefinitely: There is no harm in using these as long as you need them. Make sure to drink plenty of water to help them work.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You can take miralax (polyethylene glycol) indefinitely as long as you need it. Best wishes.
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