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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.See 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
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?
Continue Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It usually works in 2-3 days. You may need to double dose if no results in 2-3 days. Also add DSS (stool softener)
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.
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.
I take two17 gram doses of Miralax with 30ML of Lactulose daily for severe constipation due to slow colon transit. Is this safe longterm??
How long term you do have in mind? You may wish to increase your intake of fiber foods to help move your bowels. Exercise will help too,
Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
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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
Chocolate frosting: Mix the medicine (s) into a large dollop of chocolate frosting. Give her the resulting mixture on a spoon to completion. Good luck -- not easy having a child with a chronic illness.
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?
Minor herniated L5/S1 & a rectocele causing constipation. Miralax helps but BAD back pain b4 bowel movements, pain can last days. Don't kno who to see. Want to get pregnant, afraid my back couldn't take it. Time to bite bullet, get rectocele surgery?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?
Yes.: Docusate is a stool softener, bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative, miralax is a polyethylene glycol laxative. Other options would include magnesium citrate which is a liquid bottle sold over the counter, or milk of magnesia. Other consideration would be to work from the other end with an enema like a Fleets enema. Sometimes these can be helpful for severe constipation.See 2 more doctor answers
I have possible crohn's, and get constipated from meds. I'm on miralax, I have had blood in the stool for a long time, but have noticed an increase?
Extremely constipated. Doc ruled out obstruction via x Ray and ct scan. He said take 4 doses of Miralax daily and I can take it daily. Is this safe?
YES: Very safe: this is an osmotic laxative- adds water to lower bowel and stool.
On alinia for diverticulitis. Was constipated. Dr put on miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for 2 wks. It is causing loose stools. Should I take half dose of mirilax?
I feel constipated but my stool is soft, but I am still unable to have a good bowel movement. It's been 4 wks. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. What else can I do?
More or less: Yes, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or peg 3350 is a safe way to introduce more water and therefore all the benefits of a stool softener into your daily routine. Most laxatives can cause painful cramps and ultimately are habit forming. If a water stool develops return to one capful daily. Remember to introduce more exercise and make time for your daily routine.
I have a problem with constipation. Is it ok to take Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) on the same day?
Gabapentin (300mg. 3x day) for nuropathic pain works great but is it OK to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for the constipation it causes?
Ok: No interactions exist. I hope this helps. I hope this helps. If you say this answer is not enough and want more answer then make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyanSee 1 more doctor answer
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