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Medicine For Miralax Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I am having issues with constipation cause by medicine Topomax 100mg and Neurotryptaline 10mg. May I use miralax twice in one day?
Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, treatment goals. Also, make sure you are not missing obstructing. ...Read more
Dose-dependent drug: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. We can't tell from your question if this is a one-time problem or a recurrent and progressive one. Also, we don't know if you're blocked, if your gut is sluggish, or your rectum works correctly. Consult your doc. ...Read more
Hard to say: This is something specific to your health care plan.Rule changes by the IRS removed over the counter products from those available as deductible on most HSA plans. Some insurers might cover this, others would not.Writing the script is the easy part.Getting it covered might be a problem.If you pay out of pocket, you would avoid the pharmacist service charge by buying it off the shelf. ...Read more
Miralax causes extreme gas. What are some better ways to treat encropresis that doesn’t cause gas?
Under age: kindly let an adult ask on your behalf, you have to be 16 years old to be able to ask for yourself, other laxatives can used, as you need to avoid constipation, watch your diet, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink lots of plain water, at least 1-2 liters per day, good luck ...Read more
I take a combination of 200 miligrams of magnesium citrate and a capful of miralax and that seems to help. Is that OK to do that?
Constipation: Yes, it is perfectly okGet a more detailed answer ›
Tried miralax 1/2 cap x2 days. Continued small bm. Tried 1/3 mag citrate. Same small bm. Been 24 hrs, should I take rest of mag citrate bottle?
See a physician: You should have a history and physical exam in a doctor's office. Your diagnosis could be as simple as constipation, or more involved, such as various gastrointestinal ailments including gallbladder disease, enterits, malabsorption, etc. Only after a detailed history is taken can more information be provided. ...Read more
Constipated. Haven't gone in over a week other than very, very small amounts. Have used Miralax 2x, then epsom salts
Edit: nevermind it worked
Good that it worked: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe medication, if needed. ...Read more
Did a Miralax/Gatorade(64oz) flush yesterday. Products were suggested by pharmacist. Still feels like there's a rock sitting there and nauseous now.
I have idiopathic slow transit constipation & suffered from this all my life. I’ve had 2 obstructions. I take 4, 17 gram doses of Miralax daily. Safe?
Yes: It has been around for decades and was prescription before it was safe enough to go over the counter. You should include scheduled emptying at your convenience to assist your large intestine in emptying more effectively over time. The smaller the diameter your large intestine achieves over time the more strength it has to empty. The longer the poop stays in, the larger it becomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after drinking Miralax (the powder dissolved in a cup of water) can I take other pills? Like will the Miralax interfere with their absorption
Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
= Colonoscopy prep: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is essentially a small dose of oral lavage widely prescribed for years in preparation for colonoscopy. The drug is not generally absorbed, so more taken means more of it available to promote bowel evacuation. An "overdose" of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) approaches the dose that optimally cleanses the colon for colonoscopy as something called "MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) prep." don't "od" on your own--see doctor for right dose. ...Read more
Laxative: Taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) at more than a recommended dose causes more diarrhea. This is often used as a bowel prep prior to colonoscopy in different brand names. Many conventionally available bowel preps are similar to MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in chemical constituents, except the fact that they are larger volumes. You should stay hydrated and should go to er if you do not feel well. ...Read more
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