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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
Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more
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
What are you asking?: The short answer is "yes", but really what are you asking? What is your intended indication for the product--improved stooling, weight reduction, reduced distension, etc? Also, remember, no medication is without some side effects. Best to check with your doctor who knows you best with regard to any medical limitation you may have or if any drug may be contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more
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
Possibly If LongTerm: Long term use of senna syrup can cause electrolyte balance. It may cause a deficiency of potassium among other electrolytes. The nih does not recommend use for more than 2 weeks. See the following site for more information: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/652.Html. ...Read more
36 weeks preg. Struggled whole pregnanvy w constipation. Milk of mag colace (docusate sodium) duralax nothing is working can I take a laxative in pill form? Im miserabl
Fleet enema: It will not hurt to do that this time, but it is not a good idea to become dependent on needing enemas regularly. Basic bowel care such as getting lots of fiber and lots of fluids is the initial step. If you have chronic problems with constipation, see your doctor or consider a consult here. Good luck. ...Read more
Severe unwanted weight-loss, now trying 2 force myself 2 eat alot, GI dr has me on reglan (metoclopramide) &stool soft.Plus mirlax 2x day will I gain lbs w/all that lax?
Yes: This should be fine, but check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Is it okay to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily indefinitely? I'm 30, eat a healthy high fiber diet, but suffer from autonomic dysfunction.
Yes: Keep checking in with your doc and keep trying other non med things, like water, fiber, exercise, etc. Ultimately it's a decision about the risk of not having bowel movements and the complications from that like bowel obstruction or colon cancer or diverticulosis vs the risk of the med. ...Read more