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Miralax And Milk
Yes: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effecting the infant. ...Read more
Laxative: Cheap forms of mg like the oxide in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are good laxatives. We are all low on mg andleads to all sort of health concerns including hypertension, muscle aches, leg cramps, poor sleep, so i like adding mg glycinate 1 cap 2 x daily to support heaalth - it as a chelated form has less bowel effect and is a better replacement supplement. ...Read more
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
Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwise well -- make sure you are taking in enough fluids and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fluids in foods, tea, coffee, and water all count, but to be healthy, limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol. ...Read more
No: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can help with indigestion, however piles - hemorrhoids - are better treated by avoiding constipation, stool softeners, not straining or spending a long time sitting on the toilet & topical preparation like preparation h. Banding or surgical removal are options if they are frequently bothersome or bleeding. ...Read more
With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?
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More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's not advisable: Instructions for prepping before a colonoscopy suggest CLEAR liquids, which would exclude any form of milk. The fats in milk, which make it appear creamy, could obscure something along the lining of the bowel if not perfectly prepped. Clear liquids are WATER, fruit juices without pulp (apple, white grape), lemonade, carbonated soda, gelatin, clear broth, tea/coffee without cream. Good luck! ...Read more
Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.
?: If you diet is good why do you need all these laxatives and softeners? No you cannot use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) long term. Try water and exercise. Drink apple or prune juice. Get your system working on its own or you will be dependent on these softeners for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Not for long term: Side effects include hypermagnesemia which could cause heart rhythm trouble. Hypermagnesemia occurs specially in persons with slow kidneys. Would suggest alternating it with other cathartics if you have constipation. Several options exist i.e. Senna preparations, plymerizedethylene glycol preparations called MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or its generic form, flaxseed oil, and prune juice. May check with pharmacist too. ...Read more
How to relieve sever constipation after drinking a bottle citroen laxative and a dose of milk of magnesium?
Meds and evaluation: Stool softeners and/or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but evaluation is important to rule out metabolic issues, pelvic floor problems, adult hirschprung's disease, inflammation, GI stenosis, etc. Particularly if constipation persists. What evaluation have you undergone thus far?. ...Read more
Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid.
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more