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A 38-year-old female asked:

will miralax (polyethylene glycol) work for constipation from pain meds? im taking 2 doses/day and im still not having regular bowel movements. can i increase? senna did not work. fleets enema on sunday with good results

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Dr. Martin Gregory
Nephrology and Dialysis 53 years experience
Probably YES.: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) likely will work. Make sure you drink adequate fluid and include fiber in your diet as well as using the Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Reduce the pain med dose as rapidly as practicable.
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Constipation: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good choice. Use daily per label directions. Increase fluid intake and fresh fruits/vegetables. Get plenty of exercise if you can. Activity helps keep things moving. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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