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Canton, GA
A 60-year-old female asked:

Which is best? miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax stool softener.constipated. may have diverticulitis. will have ct friday. took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 days then ducolax last nite

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Dr. Sutira Scheef
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Different mechanisms: They have different mechanisms of action. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative (draws water out). Dulcolax is a stimulating laxative and for best effect take tablet with full glass water on empty stomach. Severe ab pain or fever then urgently see a doctor. You may benefit from an online consultation to best determine symptomatic care for constipation and advise next steps.
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