A 21-year-old male asked:
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doc wants me to take miralax 2-4 x daily with lactulose 2- 4 x daily. is this safe long term? i have severe constipation.

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: This is generally a short term treatment protocol, but can be used safely for an extended period if monitored correctly
Answered on Jun 28, 2018
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