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is being on benefiber and miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a long time ok?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be, but...: Too complex to answer in this forum. If taking these products instead of dietary intake, would fix the diet; activity; meds, etc. Overall, safe to take in adults, check with pediatrician, if talking about kids.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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