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Miralax (Definition)

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


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Can I up my dosage of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Can I up my dosage of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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

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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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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?

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

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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)?

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)?

Constipation: If your daughter is breastfed she can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or go aslong as a week without having one. All this is normal and not considered constipation and as such MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is not needed. ...Read more

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What the right dose of miralax for a 4-month-old baby?

What the right dose of miralax
 for a 4-month-old baby?

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

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How much Miralax should I take to "clean" myself out? I'm severely constipated & the regular dose isn't working.

How much Miralax should I take to "clean" myself out? I'm severely constipated & the regular dose isn't working.

Try enema: 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

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I really want to take my miralax (polyethylene glycol) dose down just by a little. Would that be safe?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to give a 1-year old miralax (polyethylene glycol) and how much dose should I give?

Is it safe to give a 1-year old miralax (polyethylene glycol) and how much dose should I give?

Usually OK: I would see the pediatrician first and discuss the constipation issue. If you have not already tried start with apple juice/prune juice, try more fruits and vegetables before trying other meds. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 6 month!: Talk to your Pediatrician before using Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 6 months old baby. There are other ways to help with Constipation, if that is the reason you are thinking of using it. ...Read more

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Taking my nightly MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) dose and it didn't mix properly in the water. I swallowed clumps of powder. Is this okay??

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Not unusual: I suggest miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1 cap full in water one a day and DSS 200 mg once a day as well. T
hese take 2-3 days to act. More immediate results are obtained from Dulcolax Suppositories.
After surgery and narcotics slow bowel function ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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