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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Taking Miralax
Not much: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is generally felt to be ok for long term use. There are other laxatives, called stimulant laxatives that can cause problems. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) seems to work safely as it is not absorbed by the gut. It draws water in, thereby keeping stools soft without affecting other systems or adversely affecting the intestine as it "passes through" the GI tract. ...Read more
Can long term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) become toxic due to buildup in the body?? Neurological/cardiovascular effects?? I have Gilbert's disease..
No: miralax (polyethylene glycol) stays in the Gastrointestinal tract and doesn't get absorbed into the body, so their should be no neurologic affects. Even if you have Gilbert's disease, which affects the liver, the miralax (polyethylene glycol) doesn't go to the liver at all. It just draws water into the intestinal tract ...Read more
Is one of the side effects of long term use of miralax (polyethylene glycol) a burning sensation in the throat?
Doc wants me to take Miralax 2-4 x daily with Lactulose 2- 4 x daily. Is this safe long term? I have severe constipation.
Possibly: This is generally a short term treatment protocol, but can be used safely for an extended period if monitored correctly ...Read more
Will long term Miralax use as prescribed by my gastro affect my heart? I have WPW syndrome w/wide complex tachycardia.
Sons on miralax, (polyethylene glycol)2 cap fills a day since he 2 yo, now he's 7. Recently Ex-Lax has been added every other day for constipation. Long term side affects?
Constipation: Long term use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not associated with any long term side effects. The same can not be said for ex lax. I do not want to counter the advice given by his doctor as I do not know his medical history and how severe his constipation is. The problem with laxatives when they are used long term is the body gets used to them and then we can't go without them, but if he isn't anyway no problem. ...Read more
Can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday for long term or should I try linzess? Doctor said yes to miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday.
My 8 year old daughter has had to be on laxatives since she was 6 weeks old. She is currently on miralax (polyethylene glycol) and dulcalax. Any risks to long term use?
Laxatives are usually used in addition to eating high fiber diet to help regulate bowel movement. There have been recent studies tring to identify if there is association between obessive compulsive disorder and tremor and laxatives. Still the jury is out.
Constipation need to be treated with behavioral modifications to help trigger children to go to the bath around the same time every day ...Read more
Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?
Get help: Methylnaltrexone is part of the answer. You'll also need medical support and counselling to successfully and permanently come off the opiates. ...Read more
Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. Don't 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
What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?
Try drinking lots: Of water with prune juice, eating more fruits and veggies and exercising daily. Take care! Http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-constipation. Htm. ...Read more
Chronic low potassium and WPW syndrome. Is Lactulose and Miralax safe long term? Would they cause excessive potassium loss?
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe for long term use? I have chronic constipation and doc wants me to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday. I also have chronically low potassium
Yes per your Doctor: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) increases the amount of water in your stool, making bowel movements easier/frequent. Use only as prescribe by your doctor. Max 34g/day. Pour the powder into the cap up to the marked line (the dose is about 1 heaping tablespoon (17gm) dissolve in 4-8 ounces water/ juice/coffee/tea/soda and drink. Common side effects gas, nausea. Report breathing problems/diarrhea/severe bloating/stomach pain. ...Read more
Does miralax and meautcimal if you take both will you get diarrhea and for how long will the diarrhea countinue for?
It would depend on how much of each of these medications you took. If there was only one episode of intake, the effects should wear off in a couple of days.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Indefinitely: There is no harm in using these as long as you need them. Make sure to drink plenty of water to help them work. ...Read more
I was wondering, Everytime I take a shower or pee it gets my butt wet and it burns and my butt hurts. I took miralax not to long ago like a week.
Need more info...: In order to answer your question, I would need to know where exactly your "butt" hurts-is the area where it hurts the place you sit or is it the rectum itself, etc. I would also want to know what the pain feels like-is it a burning sensation, an ache like a pulled muscle, etc. If this pain continues, I would recommend seeing your family doctor who will examine you and find out more details. ...Read more
How long does it take miralax (polyethylene glycol) to work? I've been taking it since thursday, march 6, with no results.
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
I've read that if taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) longer than 3 months, may cause the bowel to stop working on their own when not taking the product anymore. True?
How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?
Dulcolax & Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually leads to bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours when taken as directed. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may produce a bowel movement in one to three days. I can not predict how long it will take if you are mixing doses and medications. ...Read more
5 yr f otherwise healthy frequent urination for 2 weeks had urinalysis normal xray taken cause constipation how long after taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) will pee stop?
Depends: Treatconstipation until soft b m daily. Then check post void residual with ultrasound. ...Read more
Hours to days.: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by absorbing water from the colon allowing it to move easier through the bowel and pass the stool. It probably needs to be taken daily to be effective. It is not like milk of magnesia or citrate of mnagnesia, which should only take few hours to be effective. ...Read more
Constipation: It should work in 1 -3 days. ...Read more
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