A 59-year-old female asked:
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I have stage 4 renal failure waiting for nephrologist appt. Im 3 days constipated. What can I take that wont harm kidney function?

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Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
PEG: Polyethylene glycol (miralax) is safe and effective. It is most important to avoid products that contain magnesium or phosphate.
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Agree with Dr. Lane. You can safely take many times the recommended dose on the package. It is perfectly safe, in fact many use 500 Grams for bowel clean out before colonoscopy.
Jul 6, 2013

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