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Is it okay to use 2 scoops of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It is recommended that you use 3 heaping tablespoons of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in every 8 oz of liquid. That is about 17grams daily.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to eat after taking miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: That should be no problem.
A male asked:

How much of miralax (polyethylene glycol) i could give for 2 weeks old son?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
NONE: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too strong to give to your two week old son. Try instead to supplement with a little water 2 ounces twice daily or you can add 1 tsp of dark karo syrup to 2 bottles per day.
A member asked about a female:

What is maximum doseage of miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a 2.5 yr. Old?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I would start with a 1/2 of a capful of the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (1/2 of the 17gram dose) in 8 ounces of fluid once a day. If that doesn't work after a few days, you may need to increase the dose (either give 1 capful or give the 1/2 capful dose twice a day). If you get too much response- very watery stools >4/day, back down to the lowest dose that seems to help.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Relieve constipation: It is a laxative, use to relieve constipation. It can be found over the counter.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can I up my dosage of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Is dose-dependent...: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, & treatment goals & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation

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Last updated May 21, 2020

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