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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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Benefiber or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is better?

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What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

Relieve constipation: It is a laxative, use to relieve constipation. It can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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What is better Dulcolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax, which is better?

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Which tastes better, magnesium citrate or golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

Which tastes better, magnesium citrate or golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

Depends: Which is better, chocolate ice cream or vanilla. Taste is very subjective. Most people will prefer the GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) initially but start to dislike it long before the gallon is gone. Magnesium citrate is worse intially but there is much less of it. Magnesium citrate also causes more cramping in most people. ...Read more

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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You should use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to be balance as it is not a stimulant laxative and works just as a stool softener. It is gentle on the stomach and is quite easy to use. Minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

NO!: Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters, but propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics. ...Read more

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Would these cause a positive ETG test . Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol. ?

Would these cause a positive ETG test .
Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. 
Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol.
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Only ethanol makeEtG: Those compounds aren't metabolized to EtG. Food products (vanilla), hygiene products, mouthwash, or OTC medications (cough syrups) containing ethanol can cause EtG levels to exceed 100 ng/mL but not 500 ng/mL. If measurable ethanol is detected (greater than .04 gm%) in the urine & EtG is >250 ng/mL, or if EtG > 500 ng/mL, then this is very strong evidence that beverage alcohol was consumed. ...Read more

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What's the difference between propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol?

What's the difference between propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Means that both compounds are alcohols. Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters and propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics. ...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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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause gas or cramps?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause gas or cramps?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Usually not, but it can. Certainly the safest laxative out there, but there are still side effects. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more