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Barium fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) for children safe for infants?

Barium fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) for children safe for infants?

Which is it?: Barium enema and fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) are different things - ba enema is only used by doctors to enhance xrays of the intestines while fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) is a home remedy which should also be used with great caution in infants. ...Read more

Miralax (Definition)

Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Can you give infants miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Can you give infants miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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

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Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.

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

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Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Yes: I use it quite frequently as a loosening agent.Avoiding excesses of constipating foods like bananas,rice cereal, & applesauce also helps. Prune,pear or peach nectar & apple juice are all helpful. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Whats the youngest age a baby can take miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Whats the youngest age a baby can take miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

1 year: no real minimal age but would carefully manage diet and even use glycercin suppositories before relying on Miralax (polyethylene glycol) at such a young age ...Read more

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Can we use entamizole suspension for infant 3 months old?

Entamizole: Metronidazole. There does not seem to be a contraindication for use in a 3 month old. ...Read more

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Does Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has risk for kids if takes one- two cups a day for few months? Is there any natural safe solution for constipation beside the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ?

Does Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has risk for kids if takes  one- two cups a day for few months?
Is there any natural safe  solution for constipation beside the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ?

Safe and a blessing: Chronic stool retention has been around as a problem for decades. We used to use flavored mineral oil which was messy and leached out vitamins. Mirilax came along and was tested in prescription form for years before proven so safe it went OTC. I have had kids who needed it for a year to straighten out their system.The most common reason for treatment failure is stopping it too soon. ...Read more

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8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. No solid bm for 3 months. X ray this past fri. Treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. Advice?

8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. No solid bm for 3 months. X ray this past fri. Treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. Advice?

Probable overflow: These are probably loose stools around an impaction. A cleanout as recommended by your pcp or GI doc, followed by daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) mineral oil and fiber such as popcorn, along with designated toilet sitting time, should help. ...Read more

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Can I use colace as a miralax (polyethylene glycol) replacement every day for chronic constipation?

Can I use colace as a miralax (polyethylene glycol) replacement every day for chronic constipation?

Up to your doctor: Talking with your own doctor about this will yield more personalized results -- it looks like you've had quite an extensive workup of your GI complaints. Being on chronic laxatives is likely to be unhealthy for you in the long run. Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener, not a laxative -- but some say it causes cramping. Hoping you and your doctor can arrive at a helpful plan. ...Read more

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Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

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

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Is it safe to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a 3 year old?

Is it safe to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a 3 year old?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is probably the most commonly used medicine for constipation in pediatrics. Pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists use it for children even younger than your child. I would recommend discussing with your pediatrician the dosage, the length of expected treatment and when your doctor wishes to see your child back for a recheck. ...Read more

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Can i mix miralax (polyethylene glycol) in milk for my2 year old son that suffers from comstipation.

Can i mix miralax (polyethylene glycol) in milk for my2 year old son that suffers from comstipation.

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can be mixed in just about anything. I like to have patients mix it with gatorade. It can be mixed in yogurt as well. ...Read more