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Can I Take Mira Fiber With Miralex
Yes : Hi, yes u can. There is no real interaction that we know of. Having said that a few normal pts who have tried probiotics describe diarrhea probably as a consequence of the change in the flora of the intestine. So monitor for the same and discuss with the physician who prescribed the linzess. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck! ...Read more
Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday for long term or should I try linzess? Doctor said yes to miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday.
My GI put me on MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for my chronic IBS-C. Would it be okay to take culturelle probiotic with the miralax (polyethylene glycol)? I also take propranolol & Synthroid
Yes: Not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Really bad constipation! doc said miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, can I try miralax (polyethylene glycol) mixed in prune juice for better results since prune juice didn't help by itself?
Yes, however...: It is wise to treat constipation and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may help; it is safe to take with prune juice. But this does not address the cause; eat more fiber, drink more water, exercise, try probiotics, get tested for hypothyroidism. I advise you try triphala, an ayurvedic formula that has many health benefits ; better addresses the cause: http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html. ...Read more
Why can't i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) if I have bowel obstruction? Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and glycerin suppositories one day apart?
What: If you are currently having bowel obstruction, taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) would be bad, very bad. Think of it like plumbling. If you main drain of the toilet is block, greasing or flushing the toilet is not going to unclogged the blockage for you. If you had a bowel blockage but resolve now then taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is ok. ...Read more
Usually ok to do: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative, and ibuprofen is to relieve pain or inflammation. Some people use both medications. If worried about pooping too soon after taking ibuprofen, one can take the ibuprofen first and then the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) an hour later. ...Read more
My doctor suggested I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) to help constipation. I am also on birthcontrol pills. Will the miralax (polyethylene glycol) decrease effectiveness of birthcontrol?
Not: Seen any issues with this combination. Should not effect the BCP ...Read more
Should be fine: Ok to do so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Senokot & Coumadin (warfarin): I would not recommend taking the senokot at the same time with either Coumadin (warfarin) or sotalol. Absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) is affected by a number of foods and other meds, so although not taken together you may separate them in time, so take the sotalol at breakfast and dinner, and the Coumadin (warfarin) before dinner, then take the senokot at bed time. ...Read more
Is it OK to take miralax daily (or every other day) until a fissure heals? I increased water, fiber, & exercise but still need extra help w softening.
Osmotic Laxative: Yes, it is OK to take Miralax daily. There are different types of laxatives. Some are safer than others . It depends on how they work. Saline laxatives Stimulant laxtives-most bowel addicting Stool softners- colace Osmotic laxatives- This is Miralax type If it becomes chronic or lasting more than 3 months, causing more symptoms I would consider finding out the cause of the constipation ...Read more
I have constipation (small volume/infrequent) from taking saphris (asenapine). I take miralax daily (per dr.) but it doesn't work as well as i hoped. Water is at 2l/day and eating fiber. What else can I do?
You may.: It won't hurt you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have sjogrens syndrome.Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber,h20, &miralax.Normal colonoscopy.Senokot (senna) results in normal BM.How often can I take?
Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. increase water intake and amount of fiber in your diet to decrease constipation. if daily Senokot (senna) does not help, an appointment should be made with primary physician or GI specialist ...Read more
Can a 1 yr old baby take everyday any kind of fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol) because of constipation caused by whole milk?And if yes how much the recommended dose?
Have lupus/sjogrens. Eat high fiber diet w/more than enough water. Take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2xdaily & probiotics. Despite this, still get "backed up". Other tips?
Rheumatology consult: See your rheumatologist to ensure that your gastrointestinal symptoms are being managed. What may seem like constipation may be involvement of your gastrointestinal system with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus or drug side effects. And, the differential is quite large, including intestinal pseudo obstruction and IBD. Corticosteroids and propellants are used in functional restoration depending on Dx. ...Read more
Is it safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) to maintain regular bowel movements? Fiber laxatives back me up worse unless i drink excessive amounts of water
Constipation: It is always best to find the source of your troubles and to work on remedying this rather than just taking laxatives daily. ...Read more
So what would be the best way to transition from miralax (polyethylene glycol) to a fiber suppliment?
Was a little under the daily recommended fiber grams today. Had 25.6 grams. Still on dolcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) though. Will i get backed up now?
I have IBS-C and have been on MiraLax for several years (only thing that's worked despite trying fiber/water/diet). I recently read that MiraLax could potentially be neurotoxic. Is this true and how concerned should I be? Would Linzess be worth a try as a
Is it okay to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily indefinitely? I'm 30, eat a healthy high fiber diet, but suffer from autonomic dysfunction.
Yes: Keep checking in with your doc and keep trying other non med things, like water, fiber, exercise, etc. Ultimately it's a decision about the risk of not having bowel movements and the complications from that like bowel obstruction or colon cancer or diverticulosis vs the risk of the med. ...Read more
Is a moderate stool burden in the colon every time imaging is done normal?I eat high fiber, fluids, Miralax, & exercise.Have nausea, abd pain,bloating
I've been constipated for a few days. Fiber has only given me gas to boot. I need relief and took the max (4) peri-colace. I have access to Miralax as?
Many options...: A person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber with water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives, enema,... Doctor can examine; prescribe medication if needed. ...Read more
I'm recovering from diverticulitis started on miralax (polyethylene glycol) & fiber . I am pooping 3-4 times a day & hurts sigmoid sometimes is this natural?
Yes: The multiple stools are likely from the fiber and miralax (polyethylene glycol). The pain from the initial occurance may linger for several days. As long as it continues to improve, i would not worry. If any fever, vomiting, or worsening pain, i would consult with you physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had chronic constipation since age 3. Eat hi-fiber diet, lots of water, yogurt daily, etc Any alternative to taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) the rest of my life?
Still not having a complete defecation, despite increasing fluid and fiber. What should I ask my gastroenterologist tues? Taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) had colonoscop
So many options...: If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? ...Read more
Constipated for 2 wks. I took MiraLax & Colace for 3 days, but neither helped. I've been drinking prune juice & eating high fiber foods. I've gone a little, but I'm still constipated. My K level is 3.2. What can I do at this point? (Best options?)
Enema/water: At this point I suggest that you try a Fleet's enema which you can buy at the pharmacy. Continue the miralax (polyethylene glycol) nightly. The colace is not likely to help much but adding a fiber supplement, walking daily for at least 30 minutes and drinking at least 3 liters of water daily could also help. If this does not work then you may need to see a doctor for a medical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've tried linzess trulance miralax psyllium and other fiber supplements diets my stool is still pencil thin. Is triphala safe?
Safe enough: Triphala is an herbal formula used in Aruvedic medicine often for bowel problems/relief of constipation. It consists of at least three plants; it is not clear what chemical is responsible for it's effects. I would be more skeptical that it would provide any benefit for you, if the other things you list have not,more than I would be worried it was unsafe. You could try it without expecting too much ...Read more
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