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Stimulant Free Laxative
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Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, & treatment goals & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation ...Read more
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?
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
Constipated for 4 days. Stool softener produced a few small stools. Took Philips milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Stimulant free. Safe? Go to ER if it doesn't work?
Yes: Companies sell these products and make money at it. It is safe to assume someone has used these products for their intended purpose. ...Read more
No information: I couldn't find any information on aloe vera as a stimulant of any kind. It is used (homeopathically) for constipation issues and was banned in the us in 2002 as a laxative ingredient. According to digestive disorders 2007: johns hopkins white papers, a study conducted in 2006 showed little difference between ibs patients randomly assigned to take aloe vera and a placebo for constipation relief. ...Read more
Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.
?: If you diet is good why do you need all these laxatives and softeners? No you cannot use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) long term. Try water and exercise. Drink apple or prune juice. Get your system working on its own or you will be dependent on these softeners for the rest of your life. ...Read more
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
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts. ...Read more