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Is it safe to drink miralax when pregnant? Will it cure constipation?

Is it safe to drink miralax when pregnant? Will it cure constipation?

Constipation: Change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation can occur with pregnancy. Most critical to bowel function is eating regularly and following a careful diet. When constipation develops, increasing water intake and adding fiber (metamucil, citrucel, benefiber) is usually enough. If okay with your obgyn, MiraLAX is usually well tolerated and can help if fiber and water are insufficient. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax safe to use during pregnancy?

Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax safe to use during pregnancy?

I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX is the next thing i typically suggest. ...Read more

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I have to take dolcolax (25mg), miralax, and linzess daily for severe constipation. Can I still get pregnant? Are they related to pregnancy at all?

I have to take dolcolax (25mg), miralax, and linzess daily for severe constipation. Can I still get pregnant? Are they related to pregnancy at all?

Unrelated: but the bowel issue needs attention. Regular habits and Adequate water, prunes, natural should get you off formal laxatives? Consult with gastroenterology to be sure no other significant bowel disease, obstruction. ...Read more

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13 wks pregnant. Dr said to take colace, miralax, or milk of magnesia for constipation. Which is the best and fastest?

13 wks pregnant. Dr said to take colace, miralax,  or milk of magnesia for constipation. Which is the best and fastest?

Varies: Different people respond differently to these medications and you need to find out what works best for you by trial and error. You may start with miralax as it is generally reliable. ...Read more

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I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read more

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My wife is 10 wks pregnant and having severe constipation. Tried stool softeners and Metamucil. The dr recommended miralax but we read mixed info. Ok?

My wife is 10 wks pregnant and having severe constipation. Tried stool softeners and Metamucil. The dr recommended miralax but we read mixed info. Ok?

Yes: Miralax is fine. Most important, though, is drinking lots of water. The hormones of early pregnancy slow the bowel down, so constipation is a problem. It usually gets better in the second trimester, but then worse again in the late third. When the baby's head is taking up room in the pelvis. ...Read more

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How much miralax can I take a day in my first trimester of pregnancy to releaf constipation?

How much miralax can I take a day in my first trimester of pregnancy to releaf constipation?

Read Insert.: If first approved by your obstetrician and pharmacist, no more than one full adult dose. I would advise a tablespoon of milled flaxseed daily. ...Read more

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I am constantly constipated and Miralax isn't managing my problem. I would drink more water but I pee constantly as is. Pediatrician is no help?

Clean out helpful: It may be helpful to do a "Miralax cleanout" which is similar to a bowel prep prior to a colonoscopy or other procedure. This would require being close to a toilet for 2-3 days while you drink and eat clear fluids/semi-solids until your colon is completely empty. After the cleanout it will be important to stay on once or twice daily Miralax and stay well hydrated, Check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Miralax (Definition)

Is an osmotic laxative. Causes water to be retained with stool in the bowel. Thus MiraLAX increases both the bulk and softness of your stool making ...Read more


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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more