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Yes: This should be fine, but check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Fiber supplements: Require time and plenty of fluids; otherwise, they can add to the constipation problem. Are you taking any meds that might cause constipation (narcotic pain meds are notorious for constipating). Have you used laxatives for a long time? See your fp/pcp for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are you asking?: The short answer is "yes", but really what are you asking? What is your intended indication for the product--improved stooling, weight reduction, reduced distension, etc? Also, remember, no medication is without some side effects. Best to check with your doctor who knows you best with regard to any medical limitation you may have or if any drug may be contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more
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
Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck! ...Read more
Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.
Over-kill: I wouldn't do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
You can after 24hour: Yes you can if magnesia does not work but wait for 12 to 24 hours before you take it. ...Read more
Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more
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