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Can Miralax eventually stop working? I've been on Miralax and prune juice everyday for almost a year prescribed by gastro. Is this safe?

Can Miralax eventually stop working? I've been on Miralax and prune juice everyday for almost a year prescribed by gastro. Is this safe?

Safe: You could increase the dose. This is safe medication. If you are having diarrhea on it stop or reduce dose. Goal is to achieve soft stools that are easy to pas ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is working for myles. But when do I stop it? (he's 10)

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is working for myles. But when do I stop it? (he's 10)

Glad to hear it...: It's always gratifying to know a child has improved with such a simple, nonsystemic approach as miralax (polyethylene glycol). However, since we don't know your child, ; therefore what's wrong with him, its best to refer your question back to the doctor who sees him regularly ; had advised you about the choice of miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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If take miralax (polyethylene glycol) close to bedtime will my body he enough water to keep it working until next morning?

If take miralax (polyethylene glycol) close to bedtime will my body he enough water to keep it working until next morning?

Presumably . . .: Miralax, a brand of generic polyethylene glycol 3350, is used as an osmotic laxative to treat constipation (http://www.drugs.com/miralax.html). It works by increasing water in your bowels. Typically, this should not lead to dehydration. If you're concerned, take it in morning upon awakening. Better yet, discuss your concerns w/prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My daughter is taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) almost everyday from the past 3 months.She is 18 months.I think it's not working now.What else can I give her?

My daughter is taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) almost everyday from the past 3 months.She is 18 months.I think it's not working now.What else can I give her?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Often stops working because of a fecal impaction that requires treatment, or because the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dose is not given in the right dose, mixed in the right ratio, or given consistently. You might want to check with your doctor to see which reason is most likely. The other treatment might be refrigerated cherry flavored milk of magnesia. ...Read more

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