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Miralax Maximum Dosage
Is 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
3 1/2 yr old with constipation... Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?
Hi my daughter is 3 months old and weights about 13 pounds. She's keeps getting constipated and the doctor suggested miralax (polyethylene glycol). What dosage do I give?
Constipation : Is your little one drinking formula or breast milk? Infants fed breast milk sometimes go many days without a bowel movement. If stools are not firm and there is no significant straining, it is usually safe to watch & wait up to one week. I am not aware of recommended dosage guidelines for Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in a young infant. Other options: prune or pear juice, mineral oil or glycerin suppositories. ...Read more
My granddaughter is 6 mts old with in utero stroke and wts 5.2 kg. Constipation is an issue. She is breast fed. No bm x4 days. Dosage for miralax (polyethylene glycol)?
I recommend 2.5-5 ml: But this depends a little on the size of your baby. Preschool children easily tolerate 1 cap full, which is 17 grams (about a tablespoon or 15ml). If dose is not effective in 8-12 hours, a repeat dose may be given until stool is soft. Too large a dose will cause diarrhea and can potentially cause dehydration, so be sure to offer fluids. ...Read more
How much Miralax should I take to "clean" myself out? I'm severely constipated & the regular dose isn't working.
If laxative has not worked, you may try Fleet's enema. The medication is available over the counter at drug stores. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless and increase your intake of fiber by taking Metamucil or fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more
I was preparing a dose of Miralax and when I opened the pack, the powder flew in my face and I inhaled some. Will this harm me?
I really want to take my miralax (polyethylene glycol) dose down just by a little. Would that be safe?
Usa as needed: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is primarily a wetting agent, that has a variable dose that depends more on your diet and bowel habits. Most can vary the dose up or down to reach a personal best dose. A full suggested dose may work for many, but double or half will work best for others. Getting into a habit of scheduled emptying 1-2x daily can often let you wean off the material altogether, but I would do so gradually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miralax every 24hrs for past week. Today (11hrs ago) took again 12hrs after previous dose. Now I have cramps, diarrhea, nausea. How long will it last?
Do not take any more: You have taken too much too often. This should not be taken more than once a day. Your side effects are due to this being taken too close to your previous dose. You should stop taking it and see your Dr. soon, like tomorrow, or soon after, as you have taken this drug for a week already and he/she should be informed about this and this latest issue so you can be treated correctly. Best of luck. ...Read more
My daughter is 6 months and weighs 13 lb 14oz I want to give her some miralax (polyethylene glycol) but I can't remember the right dose?
Taking my nightly MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) dose and it didn't mix properly in the water. I swallowed clumps of powder. Is this okay??
Clumpy Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It doesn't matter if you got some clumps. It will all get thoroughly mixed up in your stomach. Why do you need daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) at age 20? How about trying more natural ways to make bowel movements regular, like getting more fruits/veggies in your diet (apples, pears, prunes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage)? Consider eliminating cheese for a few weeks to see if that helps. Avoid fast/processed foods. ...Read more
Docs told me to take miralax (polyethylene glycol). Took one dose of 17g yesterday and had been feeling full and can't eat or drink much. Should I continue?
I ate a little after taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). I take it in the morning and at night but have never eaten after taking the night dose. Will i be constipated now or will i be ok?
No change expected: You take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and ate after taking it. No change is expected in your bowels by eating after the miralax (polyethylene glycol). Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by holding onto water in your colon. This prevents the stool from becoming hard. If you eat it should not change the way MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works and you should have the regular bowel movent. See your doctor if you need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is severely constipated after surgery, gave him a dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) 6 hrs ago is it ok to give him another one now?
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) every day. 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
Take carafate for gastritis. Its 6am. I'm constipated/ tired. Miralax make tummy gurgle. I need to go bad. Would half dose Miralax now be okay. when?
Constipation: Treatments for constipation include miralax and other osmotic laxatives that bring more fluid into the bowels to encourage a movement, colace (docussate) and mineral oil that lubricate bowel movements, and stimulant laxatives such as Milk of Magnesia that are quick and effective but may cause cramps. Miralax is a relatively gentle option. ...Read more