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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

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I am experiencing constipation. MiraLax doesn't work for me, Linzess gives me diarrhea all day regardless of dose and I've tried fiber supplements.

I am experiencing constipation. MiraLax doesn't work for me, Linzess gives me diarrhea all day regardless of dose and I've tried fiber supplements.

There may be hope: Linzess is approved for use at specific doses. However, Linzess is a capsule containing little medicine beads. One can ask her doctor about trying Linzess an unofficial way. For example, a patient can open a capsule and pour the beads into a tablespoon to estimate how much 1/4 of the beads would look like. One capsule would be 4 days medicine. The daily dose would not be exact, but it might work. ...Read more

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Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Yes you can: The most important thing in constipation is hydration and adjusting eating habits to more fruits and vegetables and avoiding pop and soda. I encourage you to eat more fibers. In addition, taking stool softeners and laxatives from time to time might be helpful. ...Read more

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Constipated felt like always need to pee, I took 1 dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol), (polyethylene glycol) felt good next 2 day the urge is back but dull, stronger stream too. More miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Constipated felt like always need to pee, I took 1 dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol), (polyethylene glycol) felt good next 2 day the urge is back but dull, stronger stream too. More miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

You could: You could continue taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. You could try a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Best would to be increase your intake of fiber in food. Consult this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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I was impacted & self treated with miralax (polyethylene glycol) (1 dose & extra water per hour) , but now what should I eat? Stomach hurts!

I was impacted & self treated with miralax (polyethylene glycol) (1 dose & extra water per hour) , but now what should I eat? Stomach hurts!

Belly pain: An impaction now and then is not that uncommon. Did the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) work? If so were and what kind of belly pain are you having? Tell your doctor since you don't want an obstruction to occur. Diets depend on a lot of variables but drinking a lot of water 6 glasses a day and a higher roughage diet may help in addition to probiotics. ...Read more

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Can a 1 yr old baby take every day any kind of fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol) because of constipation caused by whole milk? And if yes how much the recommended dose?

Can a 1 yr old baby take every day any kind of fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol) because of constipation caused by whole milk? And if yes how much the recommended dose?

Diet modification: Try to increase the amount of ruins and vegetables in her diet rather than getting her started on laxatives. A good way too is to cut down on the dairy products for a while. ...Read more

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Dr. Put me a 7 day Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dose for constipation. On 4th day and made only 1 bowel movement should I continue this or stop?

Constipation: Continue for now you may need a stool softener as well. See your doctor or perform a virtual consult for a prescription for this. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice a day and told me to drink with prune juice for each dose. Should he monitor my electrolytes are if it safe?

Doc prescribed me miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice a day and told me to drink with prune juice for each dose. Should he monitor my electrolytes are if it safe?

Ask your doctor!: Known to many like you, most patients with gilbert's still live a "normal" life like others. But, whatever born and built inside you would not change forever, but practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit every willing soul to live a better longer life.

It's unnecessary to do electrolyte test if known to have normal kidney function. If in doubt, ask doctor. ...Read more

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I got my gallbladder removed on wednesday and I have yet to make a bowel movement. I took a dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) today and still nothing. Normal?

I got my gallbladder removed on wednesday and I have yet to make a bowel movement. I took a dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) today and still nothing. Normal?

Constipation: This is a common side effect after surgery secondary to pain medication. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) helps but can take a few days. Could try milk of magnesia for quicker results. Contact your surgeon if you have vomiting, worsening pain, or further concerns. ...Read more