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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read more

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

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 ...Read more

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How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

Both are stimulants: Not much difference. They both stimulate the bowels to keep thing moving. I use senokot (senna) orally and ducolax as a suppository in my patients. I may use them together at times. ...Read more

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How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

Apple and orange: Metamucil is a fibre supplement and not a laxative. That is it does not have a specific bowel stimulating effect. Senokot (senna) is a bowel stimulant. It is a vegetable product and a good product to start with if constipated. ...Read more

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How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

Dulcolax & Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually leads to bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours when taken as directed. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may produce a bowel movement in one to three days. I can not predict how long it will take if you are mixing doses and medications. ...Read more

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What is better Dulcolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace together?

Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace together?

Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can kids take doss stool softener?

Can kids take doss stool softener?

Yes, but lower dose: Docusate (doss) is safe for children and it has pediatric dosing tables; do not give a child an adult dose. I would check the medication insert or online at doss's site for this to most accurately dose for pediatrics. Otherwise, it is safe for use in children and I have given my daughter pediatric docusate before. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Work differently,: However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep. Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon. ...Read more

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Valium 10 mg suppository side effects?

Valium 10 mg suppository side effects?

Sedation: Sedation and a drunk like feeling. Possible sleepiness and lack of coordination as well as the discomfort of the insertion itself which should be mild. ...Read more

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Does senokot (senna) work?

What are you asking?: The short answer is "yes", but really what are you asking? What is your intended indication for the product--improved stooling, weight reduction, reduced distension, etc? Also, remember, no medication is without some side effects. Best to check with your doctor who knows you best with regard to any medical limitation you may have or if any drug may be contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more

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