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Miralax Cause Cramps
Miralax every 24hrs for past week. Today (11hrs ago) took again 12hrs after previous dose. Now I have cramps, diarrhea, nausea. How long will it last?
Do not take any more: You have taken too much too often. This should not be taken more than once a day. Your side effects are due to this being taken too close to your previous dose. You should stop taking it and see your Dr. soon, like tomorrow, or soon after, as you have taken this drug for a week already and he/she should be informed about this and this latest issue so you can be treated correctly. Best of luck. ...Read more
I'm 20 years old and have cramps from constipation. I tried taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it hasn't done anything yet.
How can I know if I am really backed up, ?
6 yr old took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x/day/2days for hard stool. Day 3 now has bad cramps, bloated, 101 fever. Supposed to cont miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1xday for 2 months, do i?
Consider evacuation: As a top down med it often takes 3-5 days for the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to work down to the end of the colon and soften stools. If the kid has enough of a plug at the lower end, a simple children's enema may loosen it enough to allow enough stool removal to stop the cramps.Otherwise you are stuck with a loosened upper colon and blocked lower.Sometimes a gastrografin enema in xray will clear the worst of these. ...Read more
What is the possibility of colon cancer in teens w/ no family history? Symptoms are hard poop that makes me bleed, cramps. Go every day. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) helps
I am 18 male, having pain in the pelvic bone and experiencing cramps as well. Have showed doctors and all x-rays and urine test clean. Tried miralax but no effect and taking advil. Bowel movements are still regular. What's the reason?
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?
I am having issues with constipation cause by medicine Topomax 100mg and Neurotryptaline 10mg. May I use miralax twice in one day?
Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, treatment goals. Also, make sure you are not missing obstructing. ...Read more
How safe is it to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) on a daily basis? My son took it daily between the ages of 2-3. Now i read a study it causes autism.
Nonsense: No connection.Forget you ever heard it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sorry, but no...: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a lavage agent--the more you take the better the "clean out." MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) neither directly affects appetite nor causes significant fluid retention when used as directed. By virtue of it helping to eliminate stool volume, one would anticipate weight loss with its use. ...Read more
Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?
I wrk in a lab/phleb & did a k level on myself it has been elevated to 5.2 the last 3 it usually is 4.2. Cld prilorsec / miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause false results.
Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) count as a laxative? If someone took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) everyday, what would the side effects be? Could this cause permanent damage?
What's the concern?: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a generally safe, non-systemic lavage agent, intended to assist with laxation. Your voiced concern makes me question: for what symptoms has it been prescribed to you, what is the intended dose & duration of use, what have you tried before, what tests have been run prior to starting the product, what other symptoms do you have (weight loss, bleeding, pain), what's the underlying disease? ...Read more
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