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Doctor insights on: Miralax Uses

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Does longer term MiraLax use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Does longer term MiraLax 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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Miralax (Definition)

Is an osmotic laxative. Causes water to be retained with stool in the bowel. Thus MiraLAX increases both the bulk and softness of your stool making ...Read more


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Can you use miralax on isagenix cleanse days?

Can you use miralax 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 while on atkins induction phase?

Can I use miralax while on atkins induction phase?

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

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Is miralax safe to use if one has chf?

Is miralax safe to use if one has chf?

Yes: Miralax (peg 3350) is an osmotic laxative and thus draws water into the gut, not the other way around. It should be quite safe. ...Read more

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Can you safely use miralax daily for a long period of time?

Can you safely use miralax daily for a long period of time?

Yes: Miralax is a non-systemic lavage agent that can safely be taken for extended periods of time without concern for dependency. Miralax 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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Would it be advisable to use miralax for a few days..Just to see if I have stool that is not being eliminated?

Would it be advisable to use miralax 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

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Is it safe to use miralax for a 3 year old?

Is it safe to use miralax for a 3 year old?

Yes: Miralax 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 everyday while pregnant?

Can I use miralax 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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