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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

Miralax (Definition)

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


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Can i take 25mg of hydroxine after drinking 24 oz beer?

Can i take 25mg of hydroxine after drinking 24 oz beer?

Bad idea: The risks include increased intoxication, with reduced cognitive and behavioral control, and physiologic risks of reduced breathing and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is taking diluting pediasure with water ok?

Is taking diluting pediasure with water ok?

Confusing question: The nutrition value of this drink is gained by ingesting it as a supplement to your diet. Diluting it with water would drop the calorie/nutrient value per ounce, but if the amount of original product remained the same, it would not change the value. Some might find the texture or taste more acceptable in diluted form.Dilution will not harm the product. ...Read more

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My Dr is having me take Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Lactulose 30mL, a full bottle of mag citrate and a suppository all today for having incomplete thin bm's. This safe?

My Dr is having me take Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Lactulose 30mL, a full bottle of mag citrate and a suppository all today for having incomplete thin bm's. This safe?

Not enough info: Sounds like you are being cleaned out and may need colonoscopy if you do not resolve the partial obstruction you describe. If your doctor knows your diagnosis she needs to explain it to you and answer your questions. If you are uncomfortable get a second opinion. It sounds excessive but I would ask the doctor why so much. Do you have a history of laxative abuse? Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What's effect of low water intake on a fetus (27w pregnant)? Usually drink 8+ 8 oz glasses during the week but haven't drank as much past 2 days.

What's effect of low water intake on a fetus (27w pregnant)? Usually drink 8+ 8 oz glasses during the week but haven't drank as much past 2 days.

Dehydration: Can cause premature labor. That is the biggest risk: contractions that evolve into labor. If you generally stay well hydrated, probably not an issue. Just increase your fluid intake (good water, not sodas). If you feel cramping, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Extra protein: Hi khaledabdo, that daily dose of extra protein should not be an issue at your age unless you have some type of kidney disease. Be sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids as well. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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How much strength training should be done to minamize catabolism w/ a 500 cal intake deficit? Would 4 days, 4 exercises, 3-4 sets 8-15 reps be enough?

How much strength training should be done to minamize catabolism w/ a 500 cal intake deficit? Would 4 days, 4 exercises, 3-4 sets 8-15 reps be enough?

If heavy training...: ...i usually have rec 3 sets of 15 each, done in a cycle of exercises, targeting different muscle groups, a cycle of 4 then repeat. Day of rest after hard workout. Do cardio. Also get Ur calories from protein, in the form of whey supplement. Ave body needs 50gms/day. Use sup a little during training, majority after. Cals from fat & carbs also. Remember there's protein in veg, meat, dair, eggs, 2. ...Read more

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Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Depends on solution: The content of the "electrolyte fluid" is the key to answering the question. Your daily requirements for fluid losses are exceeded by this volume, but quite acceptable if you have normal kidney function. The fluid should contain at least the daily requirements for sodium and potassium, and ideally would include additional additives (such as magnesium) in appropriate amounts. ...Read more

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Does hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen oral solution contain 7% alcohol per dose or per bottle?

Does hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen oral solution contain 7% alcohol per dose or per bottle?

Its the same 7%: Its a percentage, so regardless of the volume (dose or bottle), its going to be 7% of that volume. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.

Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.

Review your meds: If you were symptomatic meaning, : felt weak, tired, dizzy. flushed when you had this low heart rate and If you are on a betablocker or calcium channel blockers( medication ending in 'lol' or 'pine' or cardizem.. have your primary doc lower the dosage. if this persists have him refer you to a cardiologist for thourough cardiac eval. ...Read more