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Can I Use Miralax Daily For Prolapse Constipation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor i suffer chronic constipation due to neurological disease, how safe is taking bisacodyl tablets and using glycerine suppositories?
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe for long term use? I have chronic constipation and doc wants me to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday. I also have chronically low potassium
Yes per your Doctor: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) increases the amount of water in your stool , making bowel movements easier/frequent.Use only as prescribe by your doctor.Max 34g/day. Pour the powder into the cap up to the marked line (the dose is about 1 heaping tablespoon (17gm) dissolve in 4-8 ounces water/ juice/coffee/tea/soda and drink. Common side effects gas, nausea. Report breathing problems/diarrhea/severe bloating/stomach pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should I use an enema for constipation? Are the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) ok twice a week?
See your doctor: See your doctor. You may gain sufficient benefit from increased fiber and fluid in your diet so that enemas won't be needed. However, a complete history and physical is crucial to exclude other causes of constipation such as hypothyroidism or anatomic problems. Enemas do have potential complications: I have cared for patients with rectal perforation after enemas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?
Constipation: If you are requiring the use of suppositories for constipation, you should also be asking why are you conspitated. Something causing physical near obstruction, poor bowel motility, or poorly balanced nutrition and fiber intake? You should check these out first before you venture further in your present quest to deal with your constipation issue. ...Read more
I have constipation predominate IBS and struggle everyday with constipation. Would it be safe to take a stool softener every day? Other options?
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
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 i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday for long term or should I try linzess? Doctor said yes to miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday.
What can I do for severe constipation in pregnancy? (Water, prunes, benefiber and colace (docusate sodium) don't work.)
Care with laxatives: This is often a challenging problem. It is likely aggravated by supplemental iron you are taking because you are anemic or iron in your prenatal vitamin. Do as much water as you can, add daily walking exercise of 45 minutes. A low dose of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) may help. Talk with your doctor about switching to a lower dose supplement or taking vitamins with DHA, a nutrient that's also a stool softener. ...Read more
See below. : Good question. Fleets enema: commonly used ~4 oz saline laxative; sodium phosphate-based; can cause adverse reactions in certain individuals (age >55) with certain pre-existing conditions (e.g. dehydration, impaired kidney function, congestive heart failure, abnormal electrolytes) if used too often (>3 days or >1 dose/24 hrs). I recommend you ask your MD about proper dosing and alternatives. ...Read more
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