A member asked:

I have been taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 months for constipation. i've lost 27 pounds. does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause you to lose weight? will this cause any damage?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) weight loss: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) causing diarrhea, nausea, or stomach cramps could certainly cause unintentional weight loss, but please check with a your physician to rule out other more serious causes of unintentional weight loss as well as stopping the Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Exercise, eat plenty of fiber, drink sufficient water to satisfy your thirst, and perhaps try a stool softener like colace or psyillium like Metamucil instead

Answered 3/16/2015



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