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Metamucil or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which should I take?

Metamucil or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which should I take?

Both to start: You can take both to start. Once you get things moving, stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and continue the metamucil. Also, i want you to increase the natural fiber in your diet - this will help keep your bms soft and regular. ...Read more

Miralax (Definition)

Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Can you take Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) same time?

Can you take Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) same time?

Yes, but...: What are you trying to achieve--laxative effect, improved sense of evacuation, appetite suppression, weight loss, relief of bloating, etc.? Unless these are recommended by your doctor after appropriate evaluation, poly-pharmacy of multiple over-the-counter agents may not only delay your ultimate diagnosis (& identification of remedy) but may add to your problem. Get the right medical care please. ...Read more

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Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) wont help with constipation. What's next?

Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) wont help with constipation. What's next?

Fiber supplements: Require time and plenty of fluids; otherwise, they can add to the constipation problem. Are you taking any meds that might cause constipation (narcotic pain meds are notorious for constipating). Have you used laxatives for a long time? See your fp/pcp for further advice. ...Read more

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I have a problem with constipation. Is it ok to take Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) on the same day?

I have a problem with constipation.     Is it ok to take Metamucil and miralax (polyethylene glycol) on the same day?

On occasion : It should be ok to be taken infrequently. If you have problem with chronic constipation, you may have to have more thorough evaluation from your family doctor. Good luck! ...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 (polyethylene glycol) 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 (polyethylene glycol) but we read mixed info. Ok?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 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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Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and metamucil?

Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and metamucil?

Yes its okay: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a gentle laxative. Metamucil is a fiber supplement, and not really a laxative. A high fiber diet, including supplement like metamucil or generic equivalent, will keep your bms soft and regular. Use a laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from time to time if you need some help. Once you get things moving, regular fiber only should suffice! ...Read more

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Can you mix miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil together?!

Drug interactions: No interactions noted on Drugs.Com (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1967-1981,1893-1224)

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil can they be taken the same day?

For infrequent use: It should be ok to be taken same day for infrequent use. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel stimulant and metamucil is a fiber supplement. For chronic use, you should seek help from your family doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Taking Norco for wisdom teeth removal; how can I prevent constipation? Can I take Miralax twice a day? Is Metamucil a good idea?

Taking Norco for wisdom teeth removal; how can I prevent constipation? Can I take Miralax twice a day? Is Metamucil a good idea?

Constipation: Narcotics can cause constipation if taken over a prolonged period. Miralax should help you if you are taking the narcotics for longer than a day or two. ...Read more

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Random twitching in stomach. New symptom. On Ranitidine, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil. I have muscle knots/bumps on my back as well. Should I be worried?

Random twitching in stomach. New symptom. On Ranitidine, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil. I have muscle knots/bumps on my back as well. Should I be worried?

Muscle: If you're experiencing frequent and scattered muscle twitching, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or potassium would be suspected. Frequent loose bowel movements may cause some of these deficiencies. If symptoms persist consult your physician who will order the appropriate tests and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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My son is 7 always had a hard time with a bowel movement. Have tried mirilax and metamucil.But his stool is very large. He has normal movement daily?

My son is 7 always had a hard time with a bowel movement. Have tried mirilax and metamucil.But his stool is very large.  He has normal movement daily?

Chronic constipation: Large-caliber stools mean that your son's colon has enlarged from long-standing constipation & that referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist is warranted. A " clean-out" has to be done before MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will work. After it's done, he'll need treatment for at least 6 mos. To reduce the risks of medical & behavioral complications of chronic constipation. See his pediatrician first. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe?

Yes: But you need to take it with liquids and to remain well -hydrated. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil healthy?

If taken w adequate: Fluids it's fiber will help with regularity. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Metamucil body wt.: Not really, Metamucil has no role as a weight loss agent.It is prescribed to make a bulk in the stool so you dont get constipation. ...Read more

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Which is better: Metamucil vs citracel?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Will Metamucil deplete your sodium levels?

Why would U so think: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Metamucil on fodmap diet?

Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Note that Metamucil may ferment in your gut to more gas. Be aware however that gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can test if I am allergic to metamucil?

Difficult to test: A 43 yo would like to know how to test for allergy to metamucil. There is no standardized test for this rare allergy and in general medication allergy (especially rare allergies) are hard to test. I am not sure what the symptoms of your allergic reaction are, but you should see an allergist for further evaluation. The allergist may be able to perform a prick to prick skin test or oral challenge ...Read more

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Is it possible that i mix a red color crystal light with my metamucil?

Sure: give it a try. Just remember that drinks and foods with dyes may cause coloration of stool. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

That's an easy one!: There is no substitute for fresh fruits & vegetables. No commercial fiber product can replicate the antioxidant, mineral, & vitamin benefits of produce. On the other hand, some people tolerate raw vegetables poorly with bloating, gasiness. For these people, or when vegetables may not be readily available, fiber supplements may suffice for bulk. Distinguish water soluble versus insoluble products. ...Read more

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Does taking Metamucil once a day hurt your body? Can it lower your cholesterol?

Does taking Metamucil once a day hurt your body? Can it lower your cholesterol?

Bottoms up!: Remember to drink lots of water (6-8 glasses a day). Otherwise Metamucil can turn super solid inside your plumbing. Some folks can't handle extra fiber because it can make you gassy. Don't forget natural fiber in whole grains, fruits and veggies, nuts and beans too. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more

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Dr said to take colase... I don't have any... Can I use metamucil? Will it do the same thing?

Dr said to take colase... I don't have any... Can I use metamucil? Will it do the same thing?

Colace or Metamucil.: Same goal by different mechanism. Both taken daily as opposed to “as needed”. Metamucil is certainly worth a try if you don’t have any Colace. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Metamucil and Benefiber? Is one better than the other? Are they safe to use every day?

Different but the: Same - almost! Both are sources of fiber. Benefiber comes from wheat dextrin, while Metamucil comes from psyllium seed. One is not necessarily better than the other, you just have to see which one your body better tolerates. Be ware, Benefiber contains exceptional small amounts of gluten, so that may come into play for a very sensitive select few. Both can be used daily. ...Read more