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Is It Safe To Drink Mira Lax 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is miralax safe during pregnancy? I used it prior to pregnancy, as I have cronic constipation, but I am reluctant to use it now that I am pregnant.
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
35 wks Pregnant have severe constipation. Went to doctor, Miralax isn't helping, took water & baking soda, feel it working, Safe for baby & me?
Constipation: This should be fine and not harmful to your baby. ...Read more
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?
13 wks pregnant. Dr said to take colace, miralax, or milk of magnesia for constipation. Which is the best and fastest?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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