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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) help me lose weight?

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) help me lose weight?

Please don't looks: To laxatives to lose weight. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) help you lose weight?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) help you lose weight?

Using laxatives to: Lose weight is a mistake. People with eating disorders often use laxatives in attempts to control their weight. ...Read more

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Could using miralax (polyethylene glycol) help me lose weight overnight?

Could using miralax (polyethylene glycol) help me lose weight overnight?

No: MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) does not work as a weight-loss medication. You will be causing yourself to have diarrhea for no good reason. There is no safe medication to make you lose weight overnight. Weight loss only comes with long-term attention to a healthy diet and exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could taking a lot of miralax (polyethylene glycol) help you lose weight?

Please tell me, could taking a lot of miralax (polyethylene glycol) help you lose weight?

Nooooooooooooooooooo: This is not a healthy way to approach weight loss. It is a good way to begin an eating disorder. ...Read more

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I have been taking MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 months for constipation. I've lost 27 pounds. Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) cause you to lose weight? Will this cause any damage?

I have been taking MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 months for constipation. I've lost 27 pounds. Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) cause you to lose weight? Will this cause any damage?

MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) weight loss: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) causing diarrhea, nausea, or stomach cramps could certainly cause unintentional weight loss, but please check with a your physician to rule out other more serious causes of unintentional weight loss as well as stopping the Miralax (polyethylene glycol).

Exercise, eat plenty of fiber, drink sufficient water to satisfy your thirst, and perhaps try a stool softener like colace or psyillium like Metamucil instead ...Read more

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When I use 2 scoops miralax/day, my stool is too lose. When I cut to 1 1/2 scoops/day, my stool is soft but doesn't come out. I drink plenty of fluid.?

When I use 2 scoops miralax/day, my stool is too lose. When I cut to 1 1/2 scoops/day, my stool is soft but doesn't come out. I drink plenty of fluid.?

Find out why: Find out why you need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in the first place. Normal gut health + healthy diet equals 1-2 bm's per day on own. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator funtion to find a functional medicine doctor in your area to order specialized gut testing like diagnostechs stool profile or genova cdsa to find gut problem preventing normal function. Start a daily probiotic to restore normal flora till then. ...Read more

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause weight gain?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause weight gain?

Sorry, but no...: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a lavage agent--the more you take the better the "clean out." MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) neither directly affects appetite nor causes significant fluid retention when used as directed. By virtue of it helping to eliminate stool volume, one would anticipate weight loss with its use. ...Read more

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I saw a doctor because I was worried about my rapid weight loss. She told me to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3 times a day. What can I expect?

I saw a doctor because I was worried about my rapid weight loss. She told me to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3 times a day. What can I expect?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Is a treatment for constipation. I'm not sure why it would be prescribed for weight loss. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and exlax and they make me have the worst stomach pains and I stayed the same weight. What am I doing wrong?

I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and exlax and they make me have the worst stomach pains and I stayed the same weight. What am I doing wrong?

Stop now: Why are you taking laxatives in the first place? To lose weight? This is a very dangerous practice and can lead to serious medical issues. You lose weight by diet and exercise, not by taking laxatives. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is 3 months old and weights about 13 pounds. She's keeps getting constipated and the doctor suggested miralax (polyethylene glycol). What dosage do I give?

Hi my daughter is 3 months old and weights about 13 pounds. She's keeps getting constipated and the doctor suggested miralax (polyethylene glycol). What dosage do I give?

Constipation: Is your little one drinking formula or breast milk? Infants fed breast milk sometimes go many days without a bowel movement. If stools are not firm and there is no significant straining, it is usually safe to watch & wait up to one week. I am not aware of recommended dosage guidelines for Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in a young infant. Other options: prune or pear juice, mineral oil or glycerin suppositories. ...Read more

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I have fecal loading (x ray). no success w laxative (magnesium citrate, miralax) only got a bit of diarrhea losing lot of water. No appetite & nauseous?

I have fecal loading (x ray). no success w laxative (magnesium citrate, miralax) only got a bit of diarrhea losing lot of water. No appetite & nauseous?

Constipation: constipation, easy to diagnose but difficult to treat. It is a long-term problem, needing long-term solution with life style changes, plenty of fruits and vegetable intake, proper water intake, regular toilet routine and ling term use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol). May need to see gastroenterolgy specialist if the problem persists ...Read more

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Can I take 5 doses of Miralax if I am severely constipated?

Can I take 5 doses of Miralax if I am severely constipated?

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

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day (a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use 2 scoops of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Is it okay to use 2 scoops of miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Yes: It is recommended that you use 3 heaping tablespoons of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in every 8 oz of liquid. That is about 17grams daily. ...Read more

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What happens if you overdose on miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

What happens if you overdose on miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

= Colonoscopy prep: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is essentially a small dose of oral lavage widely prescribed for years in preparation for colonoscopy. The drug is not generally absorbed, so more taken means more of it available to promote bowel evacuation. An "overdose" of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) approaches the dose that optimally cleanses the colon for colonoscopy as something called "MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) prep." don't "od" on your own--see doctor for right dose. ...Read more

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What would happen if I had 16 capfuls of miralax (polyethylene glycol) at once?

Laxative: Taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) at more than a recommended dose causes more diarrhea. This is often used as a bowel prep prior to colonoscopy in different brand names. Many conventionally available bowel preps are similar to MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in chemical constituents, except the fact that they are larger volumes. You should stay hydrated and should go to er if you do not feel well. ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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What the right dose of miralax for a 4 month old baby?

What the right dose of miralax for a 4 month old baby?

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

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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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Does miralax and meautcimal if you take both will you get diarrhea and for how long will the diarrhea countinue for?

Does miralax and meautcimal if you take both will you get diarrhea and for how long will the diarrhea countinue for?

Depends: It would depend on how much of each of these medications you took. If there was only one episode of intake, the effects should wear off in a couple of days.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on Miralax? Doc prescribed 3-4 x daily for me. I’ve had obstructions in the past and it’s the only thing that helps.

Is it possible to overdose on Miralax? Doc prescribed 3-4 x daily for me. I’ve had obstructions in the past and it’s the only thing that helps.

See below: Not exactly overdose, but Miralax can have side effects. You may consult this site for symptoms for which you should consult your doctor.
Drink plenty of water so that there is less likelihood of obstruction.
https://www. Rxlist. Com/miralax-side-effects-drug-center. Htm
For the long term you may try to increase your intake of 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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My K level was elevated to 5.2 last 3 test I have had. Its normally 4.2. Cld prilorsec/miralax cause false testing results. I did bld test myself @ wrk?

My K level was elevated to 5.2 last 3 test I have had. Its normally 4.2. Cld prilorsec/miralax cause false testing results. I did bld test myself @ wrk?

Technique: How did you collect blood? Even slight amount of hemolysis due to faulty technique for blood collection will raise K level. Get a trained phlebotomist to collect blood, do not engage in fist clenching and have the blood analyzed immediately. ...Read more

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What is miralax (polyethylene glycol) used for?

Relieve constipation: It is a laxative, use to relieve constipation. It can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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Can you explain how miralax (polyethylene glycol) works?

Can you explain how miralax (polyethylene glycol) works?

Osmotic laxative: If you remember from science class putting sugar or other dry compound in small amount of water and placing it in lager container of tap water the tap water would cross the plastic bag and dilute the sugar water......Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative it prevents water from being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract thereby getting more water to the anus vice a dry poop. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can be (dissolved) mixed in any liquid. 4 to 8 ounces of liquid is recommended. ...Read more

Miralax (Definition)

Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more