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Can I Use Miralax Daily For Prolapse Constipation
Doc wants me to take Miralax 2-4 x daily with Lactulose 2- 4 x daily. Is this safe long term? I have severe constipation.
Possibly: This is generally a short term treatment protocol, but can be used safely for an extended period if monitored correctly ...Read more
I take two17 gram doses of Miralax with 30ML of Lactulose daily for severe constipation due to slow colon transit. Is this safe longterm??
How long term you do have in mind? You may wish to increase your intake of fiber foods to help move your bowels. Exercise will help too,
Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation? 4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...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?
Magnesium: You might talk with your doctor about using a magnesium supplement such as magnesium citrate, glycinate, or malate. These are easily absorbed by your body. Unless you have kidney disease, 200mg - 400mg/day would generally be safe. ...Read more
Depends: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (polyethylege glycol) softens the stool by retaining water in the stool. Some patients with lifelong difficulty moving their bowels may need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. It is important to make sure you stay well hydrated and eat balanced, nutritious meals. If unexplained constipation more than 2-3 wks, see your doctor and get it investigated. ...Read more
I have slight constipation. I have been taking 60 mg of omeprazole daily for 3 weeks. How effective is Miralax (polyethylene glycol)? How long does it take to work?
Can my 2 1/2 year old use miralax (polyethylene glycol) longterm? We believe constipation stems from daily diphenhydramine
Gabapentin (300mg. 3x day) for nuropathic pain works great but is it OK to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for the constipation it causes?
Ok: No interactions exist. I hope this helps. I hope this helps. If you say this answer is not enough and want more answer then make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more
How & what makes the determination that you have IBS? Constant constipation unless taking meds & Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Is this normal?
I take Lactulose and Miralax daily for severe constipation. It started causing diarreah but my doc said that's okay. Is that safe? Lactic acidosis?
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?
Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much. Advice? I'm miserable?
The best cure is prevention. Once you have hemorrhoids the best advice is to minimize them. Do not sit on the toilet for long periods. Keep your stool soft, stay well hydrated.
Hemrid has witch hazel, biliberry, and horse chestnut. If it is working well then you probably would not be asking this question on health tap. If your hemorrhoids are interfering with a normal life tell your doctor. ...Read more
My cals/diet is kinda low due to acid reflux. Gi says eating less will cause constipation. He put me on miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but still low output. Options?
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
Taking diltiazam; the constipation requires daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and fibers and bm still a strain. Not happy at lifetime (?) use of miralax (polyethylene glycol). What do I do?
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year. ...Read more
What to do about constipation in 3 year old? 3 year old doesn't want to use potty---holds it. Is taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Eats fiber bars. Doesn't like apple juice. Is constipated. Rectal suppository not working.
More miralax (polyethylene glycol): Talk to your doctor, but if she is still constipated on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) she may need a higher dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol). If she is eating fiber bars make sure she is drinking plenty of water. She should also sit on the toilet for at least 15 minutes after each meal. Get her a foot stool so it is more comfortable to sit on the toilet that long. If all that doesn't help, she should see a pediatric GI doctor. ...Read more
Been taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for 2 mos for mild constipation. How to wean off while I'm adjusting to a high fiber diet to stay regular/avoid hemorrhoids?
Drink lots of water,: Water and excercize regularly, .Get a more detailed answer ›
Can hook shape Celiac artery w/stenosis cause chronic constipation, abd pain, nausea after eating. I eat high fiber, water, Miralax, exercise daily.
Extremely constipated. Doc ruled out obstruction via x Ray and ct scan. He said take 4 doses of Miralax daily and I can take it daily. Is this safe?
Constipated, been taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for about 2 months, feel swollen below belly button, left lower quad & rt lower quad?
Constipation.: If your feeling of constipation is persistently requiring use of laxatives, you should have an evaluation performed to find out why you have had this change in your bowel habits. Laxatives are good only for occasional use and should not be required on a long-term basis. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
On alinia for diverticulitis. Was constipated. Dr put on miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for 2 wks. It is causing loose stools. Should I take half dose of mirilax?
I feel constipated but my stool is soft, but I am still unable to have a good bowel movement. It's been 4 wks. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. What else can I do?
After taking daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) my stomach starts gurgling & hyperactive bowel sounds. Is this normal?? Constipated from meds no abd pain or nausea.
I am having issues with constipation cause by medicine Topomax 100mg and Neurotryptaline 10mg. May I use miralax twice in one day?
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. Also, make sure you are not missing obstructing. ...Read more
Prolapse: With prolapse, the bladder or uterus or rectum falls or bulges into the vagina. If the rectum isn't falling constipation is the same as usual - a hard bowel movement that is difficult to push out. If you have rectal prolapse then the stool bulges up in the vagina and gets stuck there, and sometimes people have to press down in the vagina to get that hard stool to come out. ...Read more
Same as without ++: Prolapse is when the end portion of an organ protrudes beyond the normal boundaries of that organ: most common are rectal voth sexes), urinary bladder and vaginal (female). In all, a weakness in the muscular walls of these 'canals' leads to prolapse (multiple pregnancies, straining much of life to move bowels r causes). Sx: feeling a protrusion beyond anus, loss of muscle tone, loss of control. ...Read more
What does one do about constipation? I have tried Metamucil and am about to try a suppository. Does having a prolapse cause complications here.
Stay regular: Keep taking the Metamucil, and more water. Don't take Metamucil only when you're constipated--take it every day. Also, take magnesium to "bowel tolerance." You can't OD on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find dose that works for you--every day. Add bowel stimulants like prunes. You may be hypothyroid, a common cause of constipation. Stay regular to avoid problems w/ prolapse. ...Read more
Hi doctors is it okey to take bisacodyl or Dulcolax fr constipation even if I have mitrl vlve prolapse thank you?
YES: No problems. These medications will not affect your heart; however, use as directed. ...Read more
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