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Does Polyethylene Glycol Work Well For For Kids With Encopresis
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
8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. No solid bm for 3 months. X ray this past fri. Treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. Advice?
Probable overflow: These are probably loose stools around an impaction. A cleanout as recommended by your pcp or GI doc, followed by daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) mineral oil and fiber such as popcorn, along with designated toilet sitting time, should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op constipation for 3 days. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and the like didn't work. Did manual disimpaction myself . Worked well. Is there any risk to that?
Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) work for constipation from pain meds? Im taking 2 doses/day and Im still not having regular bowel movements. Can I increase? Senna did not work. Fleets enema on sunday with good results
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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