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Miralax Prep Not Working
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
Is severe abd cramping & chills normal? I took 1 dolcolax in past & it was torture. Prep calls for 4 pills + Miralax
What is the safest colonscopy prep. I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? Suggestions please so can talk to my dr.
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?
Discuss: Your prep with the endoscopist scheduled to perform the exam. Discuss your preferences with the doctor and do it quickly as you don't have enough time to dally if you expect to get the scope successfully completed. ...Read more
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:
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
Colon scope prep. Drink miralax (polyethylene glycol). How long will I have diaherra for? All day. Or will it hit me then stop?
I'm having colonoscopy tomorrow and I drank the miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep with lipton green tea 64 oz and I feel sick is this normal?
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?
Yes: Yes this is very normal and can take up to 48 hours to clear. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to make sure you don't get dehydrated. ...Read more
Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?
Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax (polyethylene glycol) volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people ...Read more
Drank all bowel prep (Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Gatorade) for colonoscopy, 1 hour later nausea and vomiting. What can I do/take for it?
Nausea meds: You can have your doctor call in some nausea medicine. ...Read more
Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no
How much Miralax should I take to "clean" myself out? I'm severely constipated & the regular dose isn't working.
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
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
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
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
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?
See a specialist: 18 month old infants should not need daily laxatives. She should see a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I found out that my colon isn't emptying out properly, I've taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) and it hasn't been working, I'm not eating & losing weight. What do I do?
My daughter is taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) and it isn't working, she took the miralax (polyethylene glycol) 6 hrs ago can she take ex-lax or sennakot or does she have to wait 24 hrs?
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use on a one year d for constipation? Senna isn't working!
Yes: You can with caution. Have you tried a glycerine suppository? ...Read more
I've read that if taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) longer than 3 months, may cause the bowel to stop working on their own when not taking the product anymore. True?
What medical issues should I be concerned about if I am having chronic constipation and miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives are not working?
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