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Miralax Good Treating Chronic Constipation
Yes: However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax (polyethylene glycol). Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have slow transient chronic constipation & I've suffered for years. Over the last year, I've been taking a double dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday. Safe?
Constipation causes: Common causes of constipation are dietary. Sit down and write out all the foods you have eaten over the past week or two. Eliminate all the grains: rice,barley,oats; also milk,bananas,apples. Within a few days your stool should soften dramatically. You don't want to become laxative dependent. You may have megacolon. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Is there anything safe or prescription Ican take for chronic constipation due to Paxil, (paroxetine) getting off pax within 1 mo. Benefiber didnt work etc. Taking miralax. ?
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
What medical issues should I be concerned about if i am having chronic constipation and miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives are not working?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, 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
My 7 year old has CF, with chronic constipation. She is on miralax Sunday - Thursday and milk of mag or exlax Friday and Saturday. I have a had time getting her to take the milk of mag and exlax. I have been given her miralax every morning and a stool sof
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much miralax (polyethylene glycol) can I take if needed? Very bad chronic constipation. Does it generally interact w meds or vitamins? Ty!!!
Have had chronic constipation since age 3. Eat hi-fiber diet, lots of water, yogurt daily, etc Any alternative to taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) the rest of my life?
What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives, nothing is working
Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
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