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Is It Ok To Take Miralax For 3 Months
Depends on reason: No universal answer to this. Chronic constipation can have many causes such as side effect of meds, metabolic disease (eg. Diabetes, hypothyroidism), neurologic disease, low fiber diet, obstruction from colon polyps/colon cancer. This is why over-the-counter laxatives should not be used long-term for symptoms of unknown reason; getting to the root of the problem is highly advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes its okay: Miralax is a gentle laxative. Metamucil is a fiber supplement, and not really a laxative. A high fiber diet, including supplement like metamucil or generic equivalent, will keep your bms soft and regular. Use a laxative like MiraLAX from time to time if you need some help. Once you get things moving, regular fiber only should suffice! ...Read more
More or less: Yes, MiraLAX 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. ...Read more
Depends: Miralax (polyethylege glycol) softens the stool by retaining water in the stool. Some patients with lifelong difficulty moving their bowels may need MiraLAX 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
Is it ok to take stool softener (miralax) 3 days after taking the I-131 radio active iodine treatment?
Should i take 16 yr old son to e r for gray stool and black vomit? Had blood in stool before. Blood work ok last month, started miralax.
Yes: He's bleeding somewhere go now.Get a more detailed answer ›
I like to take my miralax at the same time every morning. Makes things easier. I woke up a little late today so took my miralax 5 minutes late. Is tha going to make much difference or will i be ok?
"every morning"?: You like to take MiraLAX "every morning, " at 18? What's happening with your bowel that you would need to do this? Are you working with your own doctor, or possibly also a gastroenterologist? 5 minutes' variation should not make much physiologic difference. I could be wrong, but the way you ask this makes me wonder if your purpose might be eating-disorder-related purging? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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