A 21-year-old male asked:
what would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation? 4 daily doses of miralax or 2 daily doses of miralax w/30ml of lactulose?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction).
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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