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Please describe the medication: polyethylene glycol?

Please describe the medication: polyethylene glycol?

PEG: Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. Read more at www. Browardgi. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Raymond
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Polyethylene Glycol (Definition)

Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. Read more ...Read more


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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

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 & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation ...Read more

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Is polyethylene glycol bad for you?

Is polyethylene glycol bad for you?

Constipation Relief: Polyethylene glycol is a non-absorbed sugar substance that pulls water into stool, causing soft stools or diarrhea. This medication is used to relieve constipation. It is not dangerous, but will cause watery diarrhea if used in excess. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks for taking golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

What are the benefits and risks for taking golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

Risk vs benefits: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative that is helpful for cleaning out the GI tract prior to surgery. Possible side effects are mallory- weiss tear- (very rare), nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, rawness of anus, hypersensitivity. Get help asap for an allergic reaction with swelling of tongue, lips or throat (difficulty breathing & hives). Call physician for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

Relieve constipation: It is a laxative, use to relieve constipation. It can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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What kind of a laxative is polyethylene glycol?

Polyethylene glycol: Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) is in osmotic laxative. It will help retain water in the stool, resulting in more frequent and softer bowel movements. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What happen if I take "polyethylene glycol 3350". For a month?

What happen if I take "polyethylene glycol 3350". For a month?

Many use it longer: You should find out why you have chronic constipation first such as ruling out thyroid disease etc. If no underlying disease, try the natural way such as fibers, roughage, and adequate fluid daily. This med is relatively safe to use and many patients use it for months to yrs. Like any other med, use smallest effective dose for shortest possible time. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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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Is it okay to use 2 scoops of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Is it okay to use 2 scoops of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Yes: It is recommended that you use 3 heaping tablespoons of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in every 8 oz of liquid. That is about 17grams daily. ...Read more

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What happens if you overdose on miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

What happens if you overdose on miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

= Colonoscopy prep: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is essentially a small dose of oral lavage widely prescribed for years in preparation for colonoscopy. The drug is not generally absorbed, so more taken means more of it available to promote bowel evacuation. An "overdose" of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) approaches the dose that optimally cleanses the colon for colonoscopy as something called "MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) prep." don't "od" on your own--see doctor for right dose. ...Read more

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What would happen if I had 16 capfuls of miralax (polyethylene glycol) at once?

Laxative: Taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) at more than a recommended dose causes more diarrhea. This is often used as a bowel prep prior to colonoscopy in different brand names. Many conventionally available bowel preps are similar to MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in chemical constituents, except the fact that they are larger volumes. You should stay hydrated and should go to er if you do not feel well. ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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How I am I supposed to take colyte (polyethylene glycol)?

Within 4 hours: Typical instructions ask that you take 8 oz of the prep every 10 minutes until complete. Should be within 4 hours. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take golytely (polyethylene glycol) too frequently?

Is it bad to take golytely (polyethylene glycol) too frequently?

GoLYTELY (polyethylene glycol): It is an intestinal cleanser before intestinal procedures such as colonoscopy. It is made of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution & contains potassium & sodium, works as a laxative. Too frequent use can lead to electrolyte imbalances. ...Read more

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Are colyte (polyethylene glycol) and suprep the same?

They are different: These are both used for bowel prep preceding colonoscopy or bowel surgery but they contain different ingredients. ...Read more

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Can you explain how miralax (polyethylene glycol) works?

Can you explain how miralax (polyethylene glycol) works?

Osmotic laxative: If you remember from science class putting sugar or other dry compound in small amount of water and placing it in lager container of tap water the tap water would cross the plastic bag and dilute the sugar water......Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative it prevents water from being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract thereby getting more water to the anus vice a dry poop. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can be (dissolved) mixed in any liquid. 4 to 8 ounces of liquid is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you just put miralax (polyethylene glycol) on pancakes?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It is recommended that Miralax (polyethylene glycol) be mixed in 4 to 8 ounces of fluid. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 3 months?

Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 3 months?

Depends on reason: No universal answer to this. Chronic constipation can have many causes such as side effect of meds, metabolic disease (eg. Diabetes, hypothyroidism), neurologic disease, low fiber diet, obstruction from colon polyps/colon cancer. This is why over-the-counter laxatives should not be used long-term for symptoms of unknown reason; getting to the root of the problem is highly advisable. ...Read more

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How sooon does miralax (polyethylene glycol) make you have to go?

How sooon does miralax (polyethylene glycol) make you have to go?

Hours to days.: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by absorbing water from the colon allowing it to move easier through the bowel and pass the stool. It probably needs to be taken daily to be effective. It is not like milk of magnesia or citrate of mnagnesia, which should only take few hours to be effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

What is the definition or description of: miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Polyethylene Glycol: Is an osmotic laxative. Causes water to be retained with stool in the bowel. Thus MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) increases both the bulk and softness of your stool making it easier to pass. ...Read more

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Anything else used in lieu of colyte (polyethylene glycol) for a colonoscopy?

Several: I like MoviPrep as it is only 2 liters and very well tolerated by patients and with excellent visualization. Suprep and osmo prep are other alternatives. Ask you endoscopist for options he/she is comfortable with. ...Read more

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How much Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is advised? I am a 63 y/o female, 5'1", 125 #.

Usual dose: Is 1 capful in 8 oz water. Should see results in 1-2 days. If needed repeat. If stools too loose, either reduce dose to 1/2 capful or extend interval between doses. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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