A 21-year-old male asked:
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can i take 5 doses of miralax if i am severely constipated?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dose-dependent drug: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. We can't tell from your question if this is a one-time problem or a recurrent and progressive one. Also, we don't know if you're blocked, if your gut is sluggish, or your rectum works correctly. Consult your doc.
Answered on May 19, 2017
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