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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?

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

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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.

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.

It is safe with: Monitoring. Usually combined with 24 hour clear liquid diet, ducolax pills and NPO after midnight of the preceding surgery.Having clear liquid stool is an indication of good colonoscopy prep ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?

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

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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

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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?

Colonoscopy Prep: I would not say this is normal, but do not be alarmed. I have heard many patients complain of such symptoms so it certainly is not unusual. This is the worst part of having a colonoscopy ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Yes safe.: As a cardiologist, I say yes it's safe. Golytely is a large volume prep that many of my heart pts had probs with in the past. I think miralax (polyethylene glycol) is better tolerated. ...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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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is working for myles. But when do I stop it? (he's 10)

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is working for myles. But when do I stop it? (he's 10)

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

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If take miralax (polyethylene glycol) close to bedtime will my body he enough water to keep it working until next morning?

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

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Can Miralax eventually stop working? I've been on Miralax and prune juice everyday for almost a year prescribed by gastro. Is this safe?

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