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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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I take colace & miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily - occasionally 2 tsp of Calm powder. when I do, I see black floating drops that leave orange oily residue??? what's that?

I take colace & miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily - occasionally 2 tsp of Calm powder. when I do, I see black floating drops that leave orange oily residue??? what's that?

Not certain.: An oily residue may indicate that CALM may be interfering with your intestine's absorption of dietary fat. Magnesium can react with other substances in the intestine. There is NO evidence that a person eating a normal diet needs additional magnesium and no evidence that Calm has any positive effects in a healthy person. If it made my stool look like that, I personally wouldn't use it. ...Read more

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Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Yes you can: The most important thing in constipation is hydration and adjusting eating habits to more fruits and vegetables and avoiding pop and soda. I encourage you to eat more fibers. In addition, taking stool softeners and laxatives from time to time might be helpful. ...Read more

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My K level is 3.2. I have been really constipated and have taken MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 days and Colace for 3 days. Can I take 200mg of Colace today (the 4th day) or is my K level too low to be taking these laxatives?

My K level is 3.2. I have been really constipated and have taken MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 days and Colace for 3 days. Can I take 200mg of Colace today (the 4th day) or is my K level too low to be taking these laxatives?

K level constipate: Your k level low but if you eat 3-4 bananas you can bring it up. Also pedialyte. What may help with your consitpation is hydration, drink about 3 -3.5 liters of fluid water /gatorade a day just water will decrease sodium eat high fiber, avocados, cup of oats, cup of lentils, brown rice, barley strawberries, kale. F/u w/doc discuss Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) krystalose ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace every day during pregnancy? Should i be concerned that both are category "c" ? What are the risks if any?

Good meds: These agents essentially stay within the gut and are minimally absorbed if at all, into the body. Since they don't reach the blood in any significant amount, they cannot have an effect on the fetus.Part of the category c label comes from not having enough research reports to move it into a safer listing.The cat c meds show no negative effects on baby. ...Read more

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Bm 2/4. Take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily w/ colace. Dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? Appt tomorrow.

Bm 2/4. Take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily w/ colace. Dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? Appt tomorrow.

See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) + colace stool softner and a enema without results. The blood tinged mucous is probably from enema tip trauma to the rectal walls. In the meantime i'd suggest you drink a chilled bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a few glasses of water. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace twice a day during pregnancy? My body got used to taking it once a day. I'm 27 weeks & have to be on 60mg of iron.

Maybe: Both MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and colace are considered category c drugs, indicating that their safety during pregnancy is unknown. However, I am sure that most obstetricians have used them with impunity. Make sure that you check with your OB before using them. ...Read more

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I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

Ive always had: success with Milk of Magnesia.Take a capful every 8 hours until u go.If you don't go after 3 doses,go to the ER.You may have become resistant to laxatives.Plan to see Gastroenterology for help with your chronic constipation.Once u do go,get on daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a high fiber diet.Stop all stimulant laxatives. ...Read more

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13 wks pregnant. Dr said to take colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia for constipation. Which is the best and fastest?

Varies: Different people respond differently to these medications and you need to find out what works best for you by trial and error. You may start with miralax (polyethylene glycol) as it is generally reliable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between peri-colace, amitiza, (lubiprostone) and miralax?

Explanation of lax: colace (docusate sodium) is not a laxative, just a softener-acts a litle like adding slipperyness to stool so it comes out easy-no stimulants
miralax is a lavage, so it just goes thru your pipes and takes everything with it. so it acts like a laxative but not by stimulation of the intestines
amitiza (like Linzess) simply interferes with absorption of water from the colon, making the stools more moist ...Read more

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Intractable pain, scs implanted, high morphine equivalent for survival. Severe constipation.Switched to relistor (methylnaltrexone). Worked 3 times, now 7 days can't go. Was on 12 osmoprep, 2 miralax & 3 colace.What now?

Intractable pain, scs implanted, high morphine equivalent for survival. Severe constipation.Switched to relistor (methylnaltrexone). Worked 3 times, now 7 days can't go. Was on 12 osmoprep, 2 miralax & 3 colace.What now?

Constipation: You need to seek out the md who manages your scs. It needs to be adjusted. Also morphine may need to be changed to a different drug. Your body may not have the same response to fentanyl or oxycontin. You have to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and eat foods high in fiber. In addition to the colace and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the medicines are not substitutes for diet they are in addition. ...Read more

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Can I use colace as a miralax (polyethylene glycol) replacement every day for chronic constipation?

Up to your doctor: Talking with your own doctor about this will yield more personalized results -- it looks like you've had quite an extensive workup of your GI complaints. Being on chronic laxatives is likely to be unhealthy for you in the long run. Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener, not a laxative -- but some say it causes cramping. Hoping you and your doctor can arrive at a helpful plan. ...Read more

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Post-lar constipation, 5d no bm. Anastomosis 5cm from anal verge. Surgeon says nothing from rear. Why? Tried colace/mom/miralax. What else can I try?

Post-lar constipation, 5d no bm. Anastomosis 5cm from anal verge. Surgeon says nothing from rear. Why? Tried colace/mom/miralax. What else can I try?

Increase MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): After low anastomosis most surgeons want to avoid any stress to the anastomosis for 6 weeks or so, personally i feels it's safe after that to use a suppository or give a gentle enema if you have difficulty evacuating (evacuating problems not uncommon after lar espiecially if colonic j pouch used)... But only your surgeons knows the exact anatomy and therefore go by his/her advice. ...Read more

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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?)

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 more

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Had a fecal impaction in january now it's cleared but i keep getting constipated. Used miralax (polyethylene glycol) for the impaction now relying on colace for reg bm.

More Fiber...: Make sure you are eating 30-40 grams of fiber per day to optimize transit through your GI tract. If still constipated despite a healthy high fiber diet and active lifestyle, then start adding stool softners (e.g. Colace), daily or every other day dose of gentle laxative (e.g. Miralax). You should try and have a bm at least once every 3 days. Consider seeing a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.

Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.

?: If you diet is good why do you need all these laxatives and softeners? No you cannot use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) long term. Try water and exercise. Drink apple or prune juice. Get your system working on its own or you will be dependent on these softeners for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Can 80 grams of sugar alcohol in the form of sugar-free candy harm the fetus? It's the only thing that helps me "go" lately. Tried everything else.I'm also on colace & miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but my body got used it

Can 80 grams of sugar alcohol in the form of sugar-free candy harm the fetus? It's the only thing that helps me "go" lately. Tried everything else.I'm also on colace & miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but my body got used it

Try something else: Most are approved with pregnancy but not really recommended. If your issue is constipation, there are lots of other options. Colace is just a stool softener. Try fiber. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can be take multiple times a day (it's very safe). Consider senna (available otc) or magnesium citrate (my favorite as its strong). Also you can try an enema. Most are okay to use together. ...Read more

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What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?

What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?

Try drinking lots: Of water with prune juice, eating more fruits and veggies and exercising daily. Take care! http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-constipation.Htm. ...Read more

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Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?

Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?

Constipation: If you have a strong urge to have a bm but can't, work from below with a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema or a gentle tap water enema. In stubborn cases manual disimpaction is required. If you don't have an urge to move your bowels and are not having severe cramps, then miralax (polyethylene glycol) or other laxatives can be used. ...Read more

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I've been on colace and miralax (polyethylene glycol) for about a week now and still no bowel movement. I was going before but ct scan showed I was constipated, since start?

I've been on colace and miralax (polyethylene glycol) for about a week now and still no bowel movement. I was going before but ct scan showed I was constipated, since start?

Constipation: Easier/better to prevent constipation w/more fiber, fluids & exercise than to treat. Basics remain same tho: fiber supplements plus lots of water, then medications. Stool softeners then laxatives of various types. Colace is brand of docusate stool softener. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is brand of osmotic laxative that's safe enough that it's used as bowel prep. Try prune juice, magnesium, senna, bisacodyl or enema. ...Read more

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Constipated for over 2 wks. Bloated, abdominal pain, & low back pain. Lots of stomach noises. Had a couple BM's, but small and hard. Drinking prune juice, eating fruit & veggies; Taken MiraLax, Colace, & Senokot but none worked. What should I do?

Constipated for over 2 wks. Bloated, abdominal pain, & low back pain. Lots of stomach noises. Had a couple BM's, but small and hard. Drinking prune juice, eating fruit & veggies; Taken MiraLax, Colace, & Senokot but none worked. What should I do?

Obstipation: The only safe thing to TRY in this situation would be a suppository like glycerine or possibly dulcolax (which will increase cramping) to induce a real BM and clear out what sounds like a blockage. You could try a small oil retention enema (ask pharmacist), just to lubricate passage. Otherwise you are going to have to see a clinician to give you some relief and try to find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i take zoloft and miralax together? drugs.com says it causes an interaction

Can i take zoloft and miralax together? drugs.com says it causes an interaction

Interaction: Just consider separating the times you take the Zoloft and the Miralax. That should be plenty to rid of any direct interaction. ...Read more

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Colace (Definition)

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