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Chicago, IL
A 36-year-old female asked:

How often can one take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation? is it safe?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Once daily: Generally, once daily. Sometimes, twice in specific circumstances. It is gentler than other laxatives. It;s generally safe if used only when necessary or when it's likely to be constipated frequently.
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Blaine, MN
A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) on a regular basis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 53 years experience
Yes, but better way: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe laxative, but ar age 21, i would rather see you deal with constipation more naturally by getting regular exercise, drinking lots of water and low calorie liquids and eating a high fiber diet. If that is not sufficient, fiber sources such as metamucil can be very beneficial.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2019

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