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What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?

What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?

Equal: If taken properly they are equally safe. Suprep is easier to take because the volume is less. Given the large volume required for Golytely (polyethylene glycol) I rarely recommend it, except in hospitalized patients since it is more available. Both should be taken in split doses, both the evening before and about 4 hrs before the procedure for best results. ...Read more

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Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) count as a laxative? If someone took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) everyday, what would the side effects be? Could this cause permanent damage?

Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) count as a laxative? If someone took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) everyday, what would the side effects be? Could this cause permanent damage?

What's the concern?: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a generally safe, non-systemic lavage agent, intended to assist with laxation. Your voiced concern makes me question: for what symptoms has it been prescribed to you, what is the intended dose & duration of use, what have you tried before, what tests have been run prior to starting the product, what other symptoms do you have (weight loss, bleeding, pain), what's the underlying disease? ...Read more

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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe 4 everyday use? Side effects? linzess or miralax (polyethylene glycol) better for hard stool with straining? able to go daily but very little with pebbles

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe 4 everyday use? Side effects? linzess or miralax (polyethylene glycol) better for hard stool with straining? able to go daily but very little with pebbles

NO LAXATIVE: should be used daily! Hard Stool can be safely treated with COLACE (docusate sodium) (which is iteself NOT a laxative) You should discuss IBS C (Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Constipation) with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite a side effect of polyethelene glycol?

Is loss of appetite a side effect of polyethelene glycol?

Not usually: PEG is a colorless, odorless, nonabsorbable substance that bulks the stools resulting in softer more frequent BMs. Immediately after a dose, the patient may feel fuller but this usually subsides quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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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18 yr old son hasnt had a bm in 3 days i gave him miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 days and still nothing should I give him something else? He has left side discomfort.

18 yr old son hasnt had a bm in 3 days i gave him miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 days and still nothing should I give him something else? He has left side discomfort.

Med takes longer: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a wetting agent not a laxative. Relief from the discomfort of constipation is best done with a washout of the rectal vault & sigmoid colon using an enema or stimulant suppository like ducolax. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will take about 3 days to work its way through the system if the kid is having bowel movements.It's longer term use over weeks to months may help fix the issue. ...Read more