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Is it bad to take golytely (polyethylene glycol) too frequently?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
GoLYTELY (polyethylene glycol): It is an intestinal cleanser before intestinal procedures such as colonoscopy. It is made of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution & contains potassium & sodium, works as a laxative. Too frequent use can lead to electrolyte imbalances.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Though taken in small doses, many use it daily. If constipation is a major problem for you, see your doctor for assessment.
Mar 23, 2013
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
MirLax is much pleasanter to take
Mar 23, 2013

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Please advise if it's a bad idea to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday?

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Dr. Linda Hamidjaja
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible: So far long term side effects still under studies. Most common side effects of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) use are diarrhea and bloating. It is still advised to change the diet rather than taking medication to fix a problem. Good luck!

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