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Is Polyethylene Glycol Safe
I'm on hyosycamine...But it gives me constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to take while on hyosycamine? If not, suggestions?
Constipation tx: Your medicine will both slow, the gut and may cause loss of water from stool, both causing constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will draw water in the bowel as an osmotic agent. You may also need a push to the system. Ue fresh summertime fruits or dried fruits such as peaches, , apricots, cherries, and prunes which will solve the problem. ...Read more
Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. Read more ...Read more
Mostly: As long as you remember to discontinue its use when you develop diarrhea! ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use on a one year d for constipation? Senna isn't working!
Yes: You can with caution. Have you tried a glycerine suppository? ...Read more
3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?
Yes: Not absorbed in the blood and has no impact on kidney function. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use everyday? Why doe it require a prescription to buy at boots? And will it give instant relief like an enema?
YEs and OTC:
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative with high fiber content. Can be used daily if one has constipation problem without other GI pathology. Drink plenty of water with it. Can cause Diarrhea if used excessively. It is available OTC, does not require Rx.
No it does not give instant relief like enema. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) 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.
Safe: Safe when used under the guidance of your physician. ...Read more
Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) 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 (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing I typically suggest. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe 4 everyday use? Side effects? Linzess or miralax (polyethylene glycol) better for hard stool with straining? Able to go daily but very little with pebbles
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe for heart patients? Can it damage liver or kidneys? I have heart disease & gilbert's disease.
Yes: It is safe to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and taking 3 iron pills a day for anemia. Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to take or is there something that would be better?
Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?
Constipation: If you have a strong urge to have a bm but can't, work from below with a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema or a gentle tap water enema. In stubborn cases manual disimpaction is required. If you don't have an urge to move your bowels and are not having severe cramps, then miralax (polyethylene glycol) or other laxatives can be used. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Constipated for almost a week. Able to go a little bit. Have hemorrhoids. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? Wiped and saw a tiny bit of pink blood. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or aloe jui
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe for constipation but instructions on the bottle advise only one dose daily--this is so you will talk to your doctor if you have severe constipation. Most people have constipation every so often, which is usually lack of fiber in their diet. Long term constipation can happen for different reasons so if this is a chronic problem, or if you can't poop pretty soon see your doctor ...Read more
I have slow transient chronic constipation & I've suffered for years. Over the last year, I've been taking a double dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday. Safe?
Constipation causes: Common causes of constipation are dietary. Sit down and write out all the foods you have eaten over the past week or two. Eliminate all the grains: rice, barley, oats; also milk, bananas, apples. Within a few days your stool should soften dramatically. You don't want to become laxative dependent. You may have megacolon. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no
I have IBS with severe constipation sometime with chronic diarrhea I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant and high risk will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) be safe for me to take?
One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
Safe?: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are used to suspend the vitamins. In the pharmaceutical world they are the excipients used to bind the tablets or suspend the drug in a gel. The amounts in prenatal vitamins are very small and are completely safe to take in the dosage intended - one a day. ...Read more
Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or metamucill safe to take with doxycycline? I'm also using an anti nausea pill call ondansetron HCl 8mg.
Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?
PRESERVATIVES: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are preservatives that are included in many products and have proven safe in most instances. We really can't be totally sure of safety in pregnancy, since it simply is not possible to test them in pregnant women. However they have been included in many products often used by pregnant women over many years. The amounts included are very minimal. ...Read more
Is daily polyethylene glycol with prune juice safe forever? My GI prescribed this to me for IBS & slow colonic transit. I've been on this for one year
Polyethylene glycol: PEG and prune juice are safe. The real question is whether you are having less symptoms. ...Read more
Can I take prescribed Prilosec with colcrys. I'm taking colcrys for pericarditis x90 days. I also take ibuprofen & miralax (polyethylene glycol). Are all these safe 2gether?
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