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Is being on benefiber and miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a long time ok?

Can be, but... Too complex to answer in this forum. If taking these products instead of dietary intake, would fix the diet; activity; meds, etc. Overall, safe to take in adults, check with pediatrician, if talking about kids. Read more...

At what age can a baby take miralax (polyethylene glycol)? My pediatrician old me it is safe to give my 10 month old benefiber, but it is still not doing the trick.

It is safe. It is safe to take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for a 10 month old, especially if constipation is a big problem. It can take between 1-4 days to really be effective. Just follow the weight based dosing guidelines and you will be fine. Read more...
I Rx it that young. I often use full strength apple or prune juice (not diluted baby juice)in infants. It takes 2-4 days but in volumes of 1-2 oz /1-3xday it helps some.The mirilax was a prescription med before years of safe use let it come to the otc market. The pedi gi's in my neighborhood started using it >a decade ago in infants & i occasionally do.Start with teaspoon & increase as needed to get to soft stools. Read more...
Constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is ok for a 10 month old. If your child has been constipated his whole life there may be other questions you need to ask. Like is there an underlying condition or problem with his intestines/bottom that needs to be helped/fixed? Have you tried adjusting the diet - more fiber containing foods, elimination diet to see if there is something giving him hard stools? Read more...

Metamucil or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which should I take?

Both to start. You can take both to start. Once you get things moving, stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and continue the metamucil. Also, i want you to increase the natural fiber in your diet - this will help keep your bms soft and regular. Read more...

Can you explain how miralax (polyethylene glycol) works?

Osmotic laxative. If you remember from science class putting sugar or other dry compound in small amount of water and placing it in lager container of tap water the tap water would cross the plastic bag and dilute the sugar water......Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative it prevents water from being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract thereby getting more water to the anus vice a dry poop. Read more...

Can you just put miralax (polyethylene glycol) on pancakes?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) I suppose you could if you wanted to. However, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) has no real taste and from what I have heard, it has no real texture. If you're trying to disguise the miralex, you might try putting in a liquid beverage you like. If you put it on pancakes, you may never want to eat pancakes again. Read more...

Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 3 months?

Depends on reason. No universal answer to this. Chronic constipation can have many causes such as side effect of meds, metabolic disease (eg. Diabetes, hypothyroidism), neurologic disease, low fiber diet, obstruction from colon polyps/colon cancer. This is why over-the-counter laxatives should not be used long-term for symptoms of unknown reason; getting to the root of the problem is highly advisable. Read more...
Might be. Agree with dr. Puppala's answer. If potentially serious causes checked for, ruled out, it can be used safely for 3 months. Better to treat the underlying problem, diet changes, etc. Whenever possible. Read more...