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What are the long term effects of taking Miralax

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
None if...: Used. As prescribed, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) has been shown to be safe and effective. It's even been recommended as the number one choice for ch ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Not much : Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is generally felt to be ok for long term use. There are other laxatives, called stimulant laxatives that can cause probl ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: miralax (polyethylene glycol) stays in the Gastrointestinal tract and doesnt get absorbed into the body, so their should be no neurologic affects. Eve ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Williams
27 years experience General Practice
No: Mitral ax is a stool bulkimg agent. It would be unusual to have reflux symptoms from this agent.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
Miralax is OK: Miralax is not a typical laxative in that it does not change motility or irritate the bowel. Instead it draws water into the stool making it easier to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: This is generally a short term treatment protocol, but can be used safely for an extended period if monitored correctly
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
No direct effect: Miralax is not absorbed by the body. That is how it works as a stool softener. No direct effect on heart.
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Long term use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not associated with any long term side effects. The same can not be said for ex lax. I do not want ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes to both: For chronic constipation, either would be ok if they work.
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Laxatives: Laxatives are usually used in addition to eating high fiber diet to help regulate bowel movement. There have been recent studies tring to identify if ... Read More

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