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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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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

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Could diabetics drink the flavor pack from noodles?

Could diabetics drink the flavor pack from noodles?

Sodium: I imagine the sodium content is very high in those flavor packets. Please discuss with your doctor. People with kidney disease or hypertension may be advised to avoid the packets. The flavor packets don't usually contain the carbs; that part is in the noodles. ...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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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Can I up my dosage of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Can I up my dosage of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Is 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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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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How long can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You can take miralax (polyethylene glycol) indefinitely as long as you need it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does polyethylene glycol 3350 nf powder cause problems?

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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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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Is it safe to take polyethylene glycol 3350 powder daily?

Generally yes: Also known as "MiraLax", this is generally safe to take daily, however it should be done under the direction of a physician if there is an ongoing problem which requires a daily medication for constipation. Also, as with any other over the counter medications, adhere to the directions on the bottle regarding daily dose. ...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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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

Dr. Thomas Wright
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