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Can you use miralax (polyethylene glycol) on isagenix cleanse days?

Can you use miralax (polyethylene glycol) on isagenix cleanse days?

Sorry...: Isagenix International LLC is a multilevel company that markets dietary supplements and personal care products--HealthTap doctors are asked not to endorse or discuss commercial agents like this. Beside, many HealthTap providers do NOT recommend non-prescribed cleansing, especially to promote temporary weight loss. ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) while on atkins induction phase?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) while on atkins induction phase?

Atkins: Going onto the Atkins diet does change the bowel activity, try not to use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and let the diet change settle down and your bowels will also settle down. ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday while pregnant?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday while pregnant?

Maybe...: It's non-systemic, but i doubt it's been tested in pregnant women. Best to check with your obstetrician before taking anything when you have baby on board. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a 3 year old?

Is it safe to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a 3 year old?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is probably the most commonly used medicine for constipation in pediatrics. Pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists use it for children even younger than your child. I would recommend discussing with your pediatrician the dosage, the length of expected treatment and when your doctor wishes to see your child back for a recheck. ...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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Can you safely use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for a long period of time?

Can you safely use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for a long period of time?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-systemic lavage agent that can safely be taken for extended periods of time without concern for dependency. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has been used in patients with cathartic colon to improve colonic tone gradually while keeping the colon decompressed and empty. ...Read more

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Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Here are some...: If its use just smooths stool regularity without watery diarrhea, it would not affect your electrolyte and acid/base balance. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. If unsure, test it once in 3-4 months for reassurance; that is reasonable. ...Read more

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Would it be advisable to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a few days..Just to see if I have stool that is not being eliminated?

Would it be advisable to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a few days..Just to see if I have stool that is not being eliminated?

If you have: No symptoms i would avoid that experiment. It is best not to train the bowels especially if you have no symptoms of distension, pain, constipation, or nausea. Eat a high residue diet, get plenty of exercise and drink a fair amount of water. Let your GI tract handle itself. ...Read more