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Miralax Dosage For Infants
Depends wt/age: The dose depends on indication, child's age and weight. In general for reflux 0.1-0.2 mg/kg orally or IV for children < 6 years old is dose. For age 6-14 years old generally 2.5 to 5 mg orally or IV prescribed. Higher doses up to 1-2 mg/kg used for treatment of postoperative or chemotherapy related nausea & vomiting. Dose needs adjustment if there is kidney impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I would start with a 1/2 of a capful of the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (1/2 of the 17gram dose) in 8 ounces of fluid once a day. If that doesn't work after a few days, you may need to increase the dose (either give 1 capful or give the 1/2 capful dose twice a day). If you get too much response- very watery stools >4/day, back down to the lowest dose that seems to help. ...Read more
3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?
Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.
See below: Per fda recs, no otc meds for kids under 4 year old let alone under 1 year of age! and as per these meds for your infant, i can't understand why your doc would do this period! cough meds are not beneficial especially in and infant and can, in fact, cause problems like increase the risk of developing a pneumonia. I would stop the med immediately! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use on a one year d for constipation? Senna isn't working!
Not everyday: Fine for intermittent as needed use, but chronic daily use should be avoided. ...Read more
Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.
Odd worry: Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use. ...Read more
Depends: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (polyethylege glycol) softens the stool by retaining water in the stool. Some patients with lifelong difficulty moving their bowels may need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. It is important to make sure you stay well hydrated and eat balanced, nutritious meals. If unexplained constipation more than 2-3 wks, see your doctor and get it investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a 17 month old take regular pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) (but a lesser dose) for diarrhea?
Can i give my formula fed baby (3m old) vit D3 drops, as a prophylactic like once weekly 200 iu (half dose), he drinks about 25-30 ounce per day?
Formula babies: The recommended dose of vitamin d drops is to have at least 400 iu daily, and this is for all children ages 0-18. Look at your formula. If it contains vitamin d, then use the drops to supplement. If it doesn't, make sure he/she is getting 400 iu from the drops. Good luck! ...Read more
Once daily: Generally, once daily. Sometimes, twice in specific circumstances. It is gentler than other laxatives. It;s generally safe if used only when necessary or when it's likely to be constipated frequently. ...Read more