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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
Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.
Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Impaction/Miralax.: Depended on the severity of your constipation. If you have constipation, trial of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is likely to help. You can take 1 table spoon in 8 oz of water by mouth once to twice a day, depended on your response. If you do have fecal impaction, might need fleet enema to evacuate the hard portion at the distal end of your colon first, then take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) afterward. Hope that helped! ...Read more
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Constapation because of imodium (loperamide) and IBS, which on is better - stool softener or laxative?
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Depends: Which is better, chocolate ice cream or vanilla. Taste is very subjective. Most people will prefer the GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) initially but start to dislike it long before the gallon is gone. Magnesium citrate is worse intially but there is much less of it. Magnesium citrate also causes more cramping in most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).
No: However, fecal elastase is famously neither sensitive nor specific for anything. It is helpful but only as one small part of a workup along with other indicators to determine whether to treat. ...Read more
Yes, depends: Stool softener is to soften up the stools to aid with passage. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel movement stimulants. For those who are often constipated, may need to take both. You may want to adjust your diet to more fibers and plenty of fluid if applicable. Good luck! ...Read more