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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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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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Can I take 5 doses of Miralax if i am severely constipated?

Can I take 5 doses of Miralax if i am severely constipated?

Dose-dependent drug: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. We can't tell from your question if this is a one-time problem or a recurrent and progressive one. Also, we don't know if you're blocked, if your gut is sluggish, or your rectum works correctly. Consult your doc. ...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 bit. Would that be safe?

I really want to take my miralax (polyethylene glycol) dose down just by a little bit. 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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I have constipation after hysterectomy 45 days ago. If double doses of miralax or laxatives work for bowels could I still have a partial obstruction.

Unlikely: It is very unlikely to have Partial Intestinal Obstruction after Hysterectomy.And also you are moving your bowels.You can slowly cut down the dose of your laxatives and try to move your bowels on your own.But if you still need the laxatives daily consult your doctor.You also need to drink plenty fluids and fiber in your diet ...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 bit 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 bit 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 also. 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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What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation? 4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?

What would be safer & more effective for treatment of chronic constipation? 
4 daily doses of Miralax or 2 daily doses of Miralax W/30ml of Lactulose?

Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...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) everyday. 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) everyday. 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

Miralax (Definition)

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