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Miralax (Definition)

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


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I recently developed an anal fissure during childbirth. I just started the topical ointment and bought miralax but got told dulcolax would work better?

I recently developed an anal fissure during childbirth. I just started the topical ointment and bought miralax but got told dulcolax would work better?

You decide: Your effort will be to keep your stools soft enough to pass without reopening the fissure. The ointment may help with localized pain. I like the Miralax because it is more reliable as a stool wetting agent at keeping them soft. You can use it daily for weeks/months as needed once you figure out how much you need & how often to take it.Dulcolax can help you go but I find it less consumer friendly. ...Read more

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Can you take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Dulcolax tabs at the same time for constipation?

Can you take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Dulcolax tabs at the same time for constipation?

Dulcolax + Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You could take both if you needed to. However, i would recommend you not use both routinely unless a single agent is not doing the job for you. ...Read more

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I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

Ive always had: success with Milk of Magnesia.Take a capful every 8 hours until u go.If you don't go after 3 doses,go to the ER.You may have become resistant to laxatives.Plan to see Gastroenterology for help with your chronic constipation.Once u do go,get on daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a high fiber diet.Stop all stimulant laxatives. ...Read more

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What is better Dulcolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

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I was wondering are Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) the same?

I was wondering are Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) the same?

No: Dulcolax is an intestinal mover where miralax (polyethylene glycol) bulks up the stool with water and moves the stool with fluid. They are both relatively gentle. ...Read more

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I am getting a colonoscopy done. can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?

I am getting a colonoscopy done. can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?

Colon prep: The bottom line in colon prep is to empty the colon to have a clean colon to visualize during the scope. If your Gastroenterologist given you the instruction to take them together, it is okay. ...Read more

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The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Dulcolax can definitely get things moving again. If you were constipated and now you're having very watery stools, it time to stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and dulcolax. You probably have medication induced cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do i still need to take all of the 4 Dulcolax and 8.3 ounes of miralax (polyethylene glycol) power for colon scope if I have been having loose stools for 5 weeks?

Do i still need to take all of the 4 Dulcolax and 8.3 ounes of miralax (polyethylene glycol) power for colon scope if I have been having loose stools for 5 weeks?

Yes: Follow the instructions you were given. You don't want to go in for your colonoscopy, be anesthetized, and then wake to find out they couldn't complete the procedure because you weren't adequately cleaned out. It's a waste of time and money...And embarrassing, too! ...Read more

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How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

Dulcolax & Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually leads to bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours when taken as directed. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may produce a bowel movement in one to three days. I can not predict how long it will take if you are mixing doses and medications. ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax, which is better?

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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You should use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to be balance as it is not a stimulant laxative and works just as a stool softener. It is gentle on the stomach and is quite easy to use. Minimal side effects. ...Read more

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My wife have not used the bathroom in 4 days do she need ducolax or miralax its hurting her stomach?

My wife have not used the bathroom in 4 days do she need ducolax or miralax its hurting her stomach?

Dulcolax: a dulcolax suppository will work quicker than Miralax, but the Miralax may be helpful on a more regular basis if this is a recurring problem ...Read more

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I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?

I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?

Yes.: Docusate is a stool softener, bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative, miralax is a polyethylene glycol laxative. Other options would include magnesium citrate which is a liquid bottle sold over the counter, or milk of magnesia. Other consideration would be to work from the other end with an enema like a Fleets enema. Sometimes these can be helpful for severe constipation. ...Read more

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