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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Stool Softener (Definition)

Stool softeners are medications that relieve constipation ...Read more


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Need doctor's help! will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Need doctor's help! will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Yes, depends: Stool softener is to soften up the stools to aid with passage. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel movement stimulants. For those who are often constipated, may need to take both. You may want to adjust your diet to more fibers and plenty of fluid if applicable. Good luck! ...Read more

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No bm in 8 days. Take daily probiotics, stool softeners, & miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stomach looks large and in some pain. What should I do? Have appt w GI dr this wk.

No bm in 8 days. Take daily probiotics, stool softeners, & miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stomach looks large and in some pain. What should I do? Have appt w GI dr this wk.

GI good idea: It sounds like you are doing all the things that you should on your part. You may could ask your gi, if apt not until later in week, if they would be ok with you trying a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) but with colitis (depending on the type), you really should have that discussion with your GI doc....Sooner than later. ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can i use with stool softener been taking 3 days no result ?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can i use with stool softener been taking 3 days no result ?

Yes: you can use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) with a stool softener, like Colace. If you haven't stooled for three days, you may want to consider taking a clean out dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol), or having your doctor prescribe lactulose. In the meantime, consider taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice a day, and/or adding an ounce of Milk of Magnesia. You should consult with your doctor about your intractable constipation. ...Read more

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Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.

Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.

Odd worry: Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use. ...Read more

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Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) a laxative or stool softener? Addicting? How long to take to heal anal fissure?

Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) a laxative or stool softener? Addicting? How long to take to heal anal fissure?

Wetting agent: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is primarily a wetting agent,that holds on to water as it moves through your system and softens the stool.It is not addicting,but when you wean off the material, I would do so gradually.When your stool softens, you should empty more often, so the fissure is not pressured by a larger volume. This should allow healing within a week or two, but recurrence can occur if you return to old habits ...Read more

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Appendix removed one week ago. I still have no bm. Drinking lots of water, stool softener, and miralax (polyethylene glycol)

Appendix removed one week ago. I still have no bm. Drinking lots of water, stool softener, and miralax (polyethylene glycol)

Anytime now: Some slow activity- ileus is not uncommon, followed by poor appetite leads to infrequent stool. The worry is obstruction or abscess with persistent ileus but usually with pain, fever, vomiting etc.. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is best? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax stool softener.Constipated. May have diverticulitis. will have CT friday. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 days then ducolax last nite

Which is best? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax stool softener.Constipated. May have diverticulitis. will have CT friday. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 days then ducolax last nite

Different mechanisms: They have different mechanisms of action. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative (draws water out). Dulcolax is a stimulating laxative and for best effect take tablet with full glass water on empty stomach. Severe ab pain or fever then urgently see a doctor. You may benefit from an online consultation to best determine symptomatic care for constipation and advise next steps. ...Read more

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Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) the best stool softener to use for slow moving colon and constipation? ( am on fentanyl patches 159 mg q2 days for chronic pain )

Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) the best stool softener to use for slow moving colon and constipation? ( am on fentanyl patches 159 mg q2 days for chronic pain )

Choices: You have choices, and none are necessarily best for any one person. You might also try OTC supplement called Magnesium Oxide. Take according to the directions on the bottle. It should help stimulate your bowels to work, and also give you some magnesium to reduce pain and spasm. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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