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Miralax Bowel Preparation
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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
Drank all bowel prep (Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Gatorade) for colonoscopy, 1 hour later nausea and vomiting. What can I do/take for it?
Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no
I haven't had a normal bowel moment in 20 days miralax (polyethylene glycol) did nothing and dolcolax sipository few painful pebbles my back hurts what now?
I've read that if taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) longer than 3 months, may cause the bowel to stop working on their own when not taking the product anymore..True?
My daughter is having bowel problems. 3 days miralax (polyethylene glycol) now BM. Is something wrong? She is 3
Any alternative for active medication in miralax (polyethylene glycol) that is not in powder form. Is it save to take laxatives with possible bowel obstruction/ impaction?
Can you have a fecal impaction and still have a normal bowel movement once a day (while taking miralax)?
Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) after having barium sulfate for a small bowel study study. Are there any interactions?
I have lazy bowel syndrome, & have to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Could this affect my ability to get pregnant? Is it safe?
Should be OK: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (/peg derivatives) are not absorbed and pull water into the GI tract (--or keep it there--). Should not have impact on reproductive cycle. Many patients, including pediatric ones, use it daily for years without problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My bowel movements arent reg.Week or so after each bm.Tried mag citrate&now on miralax/senocot regimen.History:endo. What is wrong & what to do/order?
Why can't i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) if I have bowel obstruction? Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and glycerin suppositories one day apart?
What: If you are currently having bowel obstruction, taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) would be bad, very bad. Think of it like plumbling. If you main drain of the toilet is block, greasing or flushing the toilet is not going to unclogged the blockage for you. If you had a bowel blockage but resolve now then taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is ok. ...Read more
I am doing a miralax (polyethylene glycol) bowel clean out. I started the procedure at 10AM and finished at 2PM but have not had a bowel movement… is this normal?
Can you have a bowel obstruction, without obvious symptoms.
Medication caused constipation, I have taken senna for two days, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) x2 no bm?
I take pain med for pain n form my stool from short bowel. Wud Miralax (polyethylene glycol) be a good med every now and then to avoid obstruction.ER sed I am way backed up?
I have not had a bm since wednesday as of yesterday had no bowel sounds have taken lactulose and miralax (polyethylene glycol) with no relief I am no nauseous what can I do?
Constipation: If you have the urge to have a bm but can't, try working from below using dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a gentle low enema like fleets. If you have abdominal distension, severe cramps or vomiting, you will have to be examined by your physician who sometimes has to disimpact you by breaking up and removing impacted stool or prescribing a higher enema. ...Read more
I'm 11days post colonoscopy and no bowel movement. I have taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) but nothing. Is this normal?
No bowel movement: No this is not normal and you must see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
My daughter is 2 and a half and has to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) every day. How many days is safe to go without a bowel movement?
Constipation: Constipation is fairly common in young children. It is usually due to low fiber diet or decreased liquid intake. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by drawing water into intestine to bulk up stool. A child on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) should have soft stool every 1-2 days. If child remains constipated, please see your pediatrician fir full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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