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Miralax Dosage Toddlers
Yes, but lower dose: Docusate (doss) is safe for children and it has pediatric dosing tables; do not give a child an adult dose. I would check the medication insert or online at doss's site for this to most accurately dose for pediatrics. Otherwise, it is safe for use in children and I have given my daughter pediatric docusate before. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (also called polyethylene glycol 3350) is frequently given to infants. It is non-absorbable and helps soften stools by increasing water content. Dosing is adjusted every few days until 1 soft stool per day is occurring. A typical starting dose would be 8.5 grams (1/2 capful) daily. ...Read more
3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?
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
5 year old, 50lbs - what is safe simethicone liquid (infant version) dose? What would be safe chew tablet (i.e. adult gas-x) dose for him?
Simethicone : The chew tab Gas-X which is 80 mg is a safe dose to give him. All the best. ...Read more
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son 10 chronic constipation miralax (polyethylene glycol) 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax (polyethylene glycol) need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler ?
Needs consultation: You need to consult with a developmental pediatrician and/or pediatric gastroenterologist.Chronic stool retention/constipation is a difficult problem to manage and most often fails when the program is inconsistent. There are long term changes in your kids bowel which should respond to a disciplined treatment plan but may take a year or more to be effective. Find the best help available. ...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
What to do about constipation in 3 year old? 3 year old doesn't want to use potty---holds it. Is taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Eats fiber bars. Doesn't like apple juice. Is constipated. Rectal suppository not working.
More miralax (polyethylene glycol): Talk to your doctor, but if she is still constipated on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) she may need a higher dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol). If she is eating fiber bars make sure she is drinking plenty of water. She should also sit on the toilet for at least 15 minutes after each meal. Get her a foot stool so it is more comfortable to sit on the toilet that long. If all that doesn't help, she should see a pediatric GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.
Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
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 & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation ...Read more