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Can you mix miralax (polyethylene glycol) and metamucil together?!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Drug interactions: No interactions noted on Drugs.Com (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1967-1981,1893-1224)

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and metamucil?

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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
Yes its okay: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a gentle laxative. Metamucil is a fiber supplement, and not really a laxative. A high fiber diet, including supplement like metamucil or generic equivalent, will keep your bms soft and regular. Use a laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from time to time if you need some help. Once you get things moving, regular fiber only should suffice!
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A 73-year-old male asked:

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil can they be taken the same day?

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Dr. Linda Hamidjaja
Specializes in Internal Medicine
For infrequent use: It should be ok to be taken same day for infrequent use. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel stimulant and metamucil is a fiber supplement. For chronic use, you should seek help from your family doctor. Good luck!
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Actually Miralax is not a bowel stimulant. It is an osmotic which draws water in to the stool. It does not actually stimulate the bowel to contract, the way a laxative would
May 13, 2014
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you take Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) same time?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes, but...: What are you trying to achieve--laxative effect, improved sense of evacuation, appetite suppression, weight loss, relief of bloating, etc.? Unless these are recommended by your doctor after appropriate evaluation, poly-pharmacy of multiple over-the-counter agents may not only delay your ultimate diagnosis (& identification of remedy) but may add to your problem. Get the right medical care please.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Metamucil or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which should I take?

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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
Both to start: You can take both to start. Once you get things moving, stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and continue the metamucil. Also, i want you to increase the natural fiber in your diet - this will help keep your bms soft and regular.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) the best laxative and better than citricel and metamucil?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: It is safe for long-term use and probably more effective than the fiber supplements.

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