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Miralax Gatorade Bowel Prep
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?
May not work: A gatorade and MiraLAX combination is not a common bowel prep in my experience. Miralax is an excellent laxative but if only one dose is taken, it is not likely to clean the colon out as well as is optimal for colonoscopy. A single dose might not produce a bm for a day or 2. Gatorade is an electrolyte-rich drink but not likely as effective as GoLytely or other polyethylene glycol solutions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Drank all bowel prep (Miralax and Gatorade) for colonoscopy, 1 hour later nausea and vomiting. What can I do/take for it?
Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?
Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no
What is the safest colonscopy prep. I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? suggestions please so can talk to my dr.
I haven't had a normal bowel moment in 20 days miralax did nothing and dolcolax sipository few painful pebbles my back hurts what now?
I've read that if taking miralax longer than 3 months, may cause the bowel to stop working on their own when not taking the product anymore..True?
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