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Miralax Colonoscopy Prep Side Effects
Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?
Equal: If taken properly they are equally safe. Suprep is easier to take because the volume is less. Given the large volume required for Golytely (polyethylene glycol) I rarely recommend it, except in hospitalized patients since it is more available. Both should be taken in split doses, both the evening before and about 4 hrs before the procedure for best results. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe 4 everyday use? Side effects? linzess or miralax (polyethylene glycol) better for hard stool with straining? able to go daily but very little with pebbles
Senna Side Effects: Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gas, brown urine & feeling lightheaded. Dehydration, reduced potassium levels, liver problems,cardiac arrhythmia and kidney damage may occur. Discuss use of Senna with your physician if pregnant. It should not be used longer than 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would bowel preps not work? Poor prep with colyte (polyethylene glycol). Now on 2 day prep starting w/ mag. Citrate. No bm after 9 hours. Followed directions exactly!
Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more
Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for GI infection. Stopped cause of side effects. Had fecal impaction(needed enema). Switched to Flagyl, w/colace. Will hard stools stop?
What is a safe bowel prep for a severe GERD patient on a high dose of PPIs? Moviprep, Suprep, Propopik and PEG/Mag Citrate all contain harsh acids.
Bowel prep: Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your question, but I don't feel that any of the recommended preps would be a significant problem for your esophagus while you're on ppi therapy. My guess is that the gastroenterologist has a preference for a good bowel prep and will prescribe it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drank all bowel prep (Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Gatorade) for colonoscopy, 1 hour later nausea and vomiting. What can I do/take for it?
Which is best? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax stool softener.Constipated. May have diverticulitis. will have CT friday. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 days then ducolax last nite
Different mechanisms: They have different mechanisms of action. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative (draws water out). Dulcolax is a stimulating laxative and for best effect take tablet with full glass water on empty stomach. Severe ab pain or fever then urgently see a doctor. You may benefit from an online consultation to best determine symptomatic care for constipation and advise next steps. ...Read more
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