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Miralax Powder Colonoscopy
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) instead of golytely to prepare for my colonoscopy tomorrow?
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cn I start drinking miralax (polyethylene glycol) earlier in day like 11:00 & drinking it 30 min apart day b4 my colonoscopy opposed to starting @ 3 when suggested .
Probably ok: It's probably ok, as long as you follow all the other guidelines. But you will be extending the time from clearing out your bowels to when you can start eating again! ...Read more
I am getting a colonoscopy done. can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?
I took miralax prep for colonoscopy tomorrow..also 4 stool softeners as directed along with the broth jello diet..started the cleanse at 4 p.m. still ?
May take awhile: Hi BShetty, The bowel prep for a colonoscopy can be very challenging to take. Because the goal is to clear your colon of stool completely, the regimen is very aggressive and you may be having bowel movements almost continuously until it is just clear liquid coming out. Depending on the regimen, you may also experience residual cramping as the effects of the laxative wear off. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Im having colonoscopy tomorrow and i drank the miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep with lipton green tea 64 oz and i feel sick is this normal?
I have drunk miralax (polyethylene glycol) all day ever 2/3 hours because I'm getting an endoscopy and colonoscopy tomorrow, but I just threw up a lot is this bad?
Lot of miralax (polyethylene glycol): Regurgitating too much miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not uncommon if the stomach gets overloaded and cant handle the volumn injested. I prefer GoLightly which adsorbs fluid into the small bowel and secondarily cleanses the colon. In spite of everything I still suggest a Fleet enema before going for the procedure. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy at 10:30 ate some food, now having diarrhea again.Totally loose like i had with prep. Prep was ducolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol). Is this normal?
Constipation problems. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stool is soft but its hard to pass. Had negative colonoscopy a month ago. I'm 25. Why is this happening.?
Neg colonoscopy endoscopy diagnosed with IBS c taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) spasm med feels like i need to go but it won't come out when does its so thin this common
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Constipated; enema barely worked saw GI; given lactulose; only went 3x in 1mth. colonoscopy;Dr said I have lazy colon &to take miralax QDother ideas?
Have sjogrens syndrome.Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber,h20, &miralax.Normal colonoscopy.Senokot (senna) results in normal BM.How often can I take?
Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. increase water intake and amount of fiber in your diet to decrease constipation. if daily Senokot (senna) does not help, an appointment should be made with primary physician or GI specialist ...Read more
I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) sometimes, and i was wondering what can I do when it is time for a colonoscopy, for people who are used to stool softeners?
Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?
I'm 11days post colonoscopy and no bowel movement. I have taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) but nothing. Is this normal?
No bowel movement: No this is not normal and you must see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
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