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A 40-year-old female asked:

my doctor recommended miralax to help with chronic constipation despite diet changes. would it be okay to take milk of magnesia once every evening long term? i have difficulty drinking 8 oz of water all at once

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About Miralax: Miralax is a powder that mixes well with almost any drink. If a person has trouble mixing her day's dose of Miralax in 8 oz of water, she may try splitting it up into morning-afternoon-evening doses; and take 1/3 of her daily dose in 3 ounces of water. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) that is not fully dissolved in the drink will just mix it up in the stomach. No worries. If questions, see the Dr.

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