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Miralax Pediatric Dose
My 5 year old's pediatrician ordered miralax (polyethylene glycol) after KUB. I forgot to ask if it's the same miralax (polyethylene glycol) for adults of if there's a pediatric version...?
Same: Usually a capful daily until the problem is resolved. All the best. ...Read more
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
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
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
I was preparing a dose of Miralax and when i opened the pack, the powder flew in my face and I inhaled some. Will this harm me?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
Docs told me to take miralax (polyethylene glycol). Took one dose of 17g yesterday and had been feeling full and can't eat or drink much. Should I continue?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
I've taken dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) and still nothing....I haven't been "to the bathroom" in 7 days. I've taken 5 dulcolax pills and two doses of miralax (polyethylene glycol) ?
30ml of Lactulose and 2 doses (34grams) of Miralax daily for life. Is this safe? GI prescribed this since it's the only thing to help. CT normal.
It is ok: Yes it is ok as long as recommended by your Gastroenterologist ...Read more