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Miralax And Pregnancy
I really want to get pregnant with my husband. My docs have me on a miralax and dolcolax regimine that they don't want me off of. Can that hurt my chaces or are they relatively safe meds?
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.
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
I have lazy bowel syndrome, & have to take miralax daily. Could this affect my ability to get pregnant? Is it safe?
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
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and taking 3 iron pills a day for anemia. Is Miralax safe to take or is there something that would be better?
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
Is it safe to take both miralax and colace every day during pregnancy? Should i be concerned that both are category "c" ? What are the risks if any?
Good meds: These agents essentially stay within the gut and are minimally absorbed if at all, into the body. Since they don't reach the blood in any significant amount, they cannot have an effect on the fetus.Part of the category c label comes from not having enough research reports to move it into a safer listing.The cat c meds show no negative effects on baby. ...Read more
Is it safe to take miralax and colace twice a day during pregnancy? My body got used to taking it once a day. I'm 27 weeks & have to be on 60mg of iron.
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