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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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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You should use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to be balance as it is not a stimulant laxative and works just as a stool softener. It is gentle on the stomach and is quite easy to use. Minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts. ...Read more

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Can i mix miralax (polyethylene glycol) with milk?

Can i mix miralax (polyethylene glycol) with milk?

Sure: You can mix it in any fluid that is not carbonated. However for it to work best you do need to increase your water intake. ...Read more

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

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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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.

Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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What is better Dulcolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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

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Really bad constipation! doc said miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, can I try miralax (polyethylene glycol) mixed in prune juice for better results since prune juice didn't help by itself?

Really bad constipation! doc said miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, can I try miralax (polyethylene glycol) mixed in prune juice for better results since prune juice didn't help by itself?

Yes, however...: It is wise to treat constipation and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may help; it is safe to take with prune juice. But this does not address the cause; eat more fiber, drink more water, exercise, try probiotics, get tested for hypothyroidism. I advise you try triphala, an ayurvedic formula that has many health benefits ; better addresses the cause: http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and milk of magnesia?

Is it okay to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and milk of magnesia?

Carefully: The MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a more gentle type of laxative while mom is much more potent. If you have no results with this, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) with hot coffee?

Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) with hot coffee?

Yes: You can take miralax (polyethylene glycol) with coffee, but be aware the caffeine in the coffee may make the miralax (polyethylene glycol) work more quickly. Be prepared! ...Read more

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Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?

Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?

Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax (polyethylene glycol) volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people ...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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Did a Miralax/Gatorade(64oz) flush yesterday. Products were suggested by pharmacist. Still feels like there's a rock sitting there and nauseous now.

Did a Miralax/Gatorade(64oz) flush yesterday. Products were suggested by pharmacist. Still feels like there's a rock sitting there and nauseous now.

See your doctor.: If a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) flush used correctly did not clear out perceived stool in your rectum, I would see your doctor for an exam, and for more advice if you truly are still full of stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the safest colonscopy prep. I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? suggestions please so can talk to my dr.

What is the safest colonscopy prep.  I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? suggestions please so  can talk to my dr.

It is safe with : Monitoring. Usually combined with 24 hour clear liquid diet, ducolax pills and NPO after midnight of the preceding surgery.Having clear liquid stool is an indication of good colonoscopy prep ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?

Discuss: Your prep with the endoscopist scheduled to perform the exam. Discuss your preferences with the doctor and do it quickly as you don't have enough time to dally if you expect to get the scope successfully completed. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?

May not work: A gatorade and MiraLAX combination is not a common bowel prep in my experience. Miralax is an excellent laxative but if only one dose is taken, it is not likely to clean the colon out as well as is optimal for colonoscopy. A single dose might not produce a bm for a day or 2. Gatorade is an electrolyte-rich drink but not likely as effective as GoLytely or other polyethylene glycol solutions. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:30 pm. I'm unable to finish the last 32oz of golytley. Gagging)Can I finish the prep using mirilax and Gatorade? .

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:30 pm. I'm unable to finish the last 32oz of golytley. Gagging)Can I finish the prep using mirilax and Gatorade? .

Almost equivalent: miralax (polyethylene glycol) is same ingredient of golytely, but mixing with gatorade would change the special salt/sugar balance of the lavage. making cold, or even squeezing a bit of lemon may take the unpleasant sea-water effect of golytely too. Equally important is what you have been eating before the lavage - no solids and definitely no roughage like fruits and veggies. See how clear stools are becoming. ...Read more

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What the right dose of miralax for a 4 month old baby?

What the right dose of miralax
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I recommend 2.5-5 ml: but this depends a little on the size of your baby. Preschool children easily tolerate 1 cap full, which is 17 grams (about a tablespoon or 15ml). If dose is not effective in 8-12 hours, a repeat dose may be given until stool is soft. Too large a dose will cause diarrhea and can potentially cause dehydration, so be sure to offer fluids. ...Read more

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Can I take 5 doses of Miralax if i am severely constipated?

Can I take 5 doses of Miralax if i am severely constipated?

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

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How much Miralax should I take to "clean" myself out? I'm severely constipated & the regular dose isn't working.

Try enema: If laxative has not worked, you may try Fleet's enema. The medication is available over the counter at drug stores. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless and increase your intake of fiber by taking Metamucil or fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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Does miralax and meautcimal if you take both will you get diarrhea and for how long will the diarrhea countinue for?

Does miralax and meautcimal if you take both will you get diarrhea and for how long will the diarrhea countinue for?

Depends: It would depend on how much of each of these medications you took. If there was only one episode of intake, the effects should wear off in a couple of days. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on Miralax? Doc prescribed 3-4 x daily for me. I’ve had obstructions in the past and it’s the only thing that helps.

Is it possible to overdose on Miralax? Doc prescribed 3-4 x daily for me. I’ve had obstructions in the past and it’s the only thing that helps.

See below: Not exactly overdose, but Miralax can have side effects. You may consult this site for symptoms for which you should consult your doctor.
Drink plenty of water so that there is less likelihood of obstruction.
https://www.rxlist.com/miralax-side-effects-drug-center.htm
For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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My K level was elevated to 5.2 last 3 test I have had.its normally 4.2. Cld prilorsec/miralax cause false testing results. I did bld test myself @ wrk?

My K level was elevated to 5.2 last 3 test I have had.its normally 4.2. Cld prilorsec/miralax cause false testing results. I did bld test myself @ wrk?

Technique: How did you collect blood? Even slight amount of hemolysis due to faulty technique for blood collection will raise K level. Get a trained phlebotomist to collect blood, do not engage in fist clenching and have the blood analyzed immediately. ...Read more