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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
Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a non stimulant laxative such as Phillips safe to use once a week. Miralax doesn't work for me.
Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.
Odd worry: Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe 4 everyday use? Side effects? linzess or miralax (polyethylene glycol) better for hard stool with straining? able to go daily but very little with pebbles
Does Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has risk for kids if takes one- two cups a day for few months?
Is there any natural safe solution for constipation beside the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ?
Safe and a blessing: Chronic stool retention has been around as a problem for decades. We used to use flavored mineral oil which was messy and leached out vitamins. Mirilax came along and was tested in prescription form for years before proven so safe it went OTC. I have had kids who needed it for a year to straighten out their system.The most common reason for treatment failure is stopping it too soon. ...Read more
Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with 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
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
What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?
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
Is prune juice safe for everyone to use for constipation? How much should I drink to help with constipation?
Yes: However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax (polyethylene glycol). Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dandelion root tea or miralax (polyethylene glycol) every night for constipation? Do they both work effectively?
For constipation: try Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works for you every night. ...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 ›
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