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Is It Ok To Take Miralax Daily For Long Periods Of Time For Constipation
Depends: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (polyethylege glycol) softens the stool by retaining water in the stool. Some patients with lifelong difficulty moving their bowels may need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. It is important to make sure you stay well hydrated and eat balanced, nutritious meals. If unexplained constipation more than 2-3 wks, see your doctor and get it investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc wants me to take Miralax 2-4 x daily with Lactulose 2- 4 x daily. Is this safe long term? I have severe constipation.
Possibly: This is generally a short term treatment protocol, but can be used safely for an extended period if monitored correctly ...Read more
I have slight constipation. I have been taking 60 mg of omeprazole daily for 3 weeks. How effective is Miralax (polyethylene glycol)? How long does it take to work?
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-systemic lavage agent that can safely be taken for extended periods of time without concern for dependency. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has been used in patients with cathartic colon to improve colonic tone gradually while keeping the colon decompressed and empty. ...Read more
Dulcolax + Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You could take both if you needed to. However, i would recommend you not use both routinely unless a single agent is not doing the job for you. ...Read more
I have constipation (small volume/infrequent) from taking saphris (asenapine). I take miralax daily (per dr.) but it doesn't work as well as i hoped. Water is at 2l/day and eating fiber. What else can I do?
My 7 year old has CF, with chronic constipation. She is on miralax Sunday - Thursday and milk of mag or exlax Friday and Saturday. I have a had time getting her to take the milk of mag and exlax. I have been given her miralax every morning and a stool sof
I take Lactulose and Miralax daily for severe constipation. It started causing diarreah but my doc said that's okay. Is that safe? Lactic acidosis?
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
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