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Is it possible to overdose on miralax (polyethylene glycol)? My doc told me to take it twice a day mixed with prune juice. Is this safe even if it says once on bottle?

Yes,I don't think so. I personally would not take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) even once a day. While most people seem to tolerate it well, it has the potential of causing very serious side effects ;, like all medicines, the risk of side effects increases with higher doses. I advise far safer alternatives such as triphala (an herbal blend). See http://www.Gutsense.Org/gutsense/the-role-of-miralax-laxative-in-autism-dementia-alzheimer.Html. Read more...

I have acute viral gastroenteritis right now and had it for 4 days. I feel so much better now! Would it be safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) or prune juice today?

I take it that. You normally suffer from chronic constipation and taking miralax/prune juice on a regular basis.You may want to wait a few more days before you start your routine.You know your body best though. Use your clinical judgement. Be sure you are well hydrated. Read more...
See below. There is no reason to take either one, at this point. Read more...

Doc prescribed me miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice a day and told me to drink with prune juice for each dose. Should he monitor my electrolytes are if it safe?

Ask your doctor! Known to many like you, most patients with gilbert's still live a "normal" life like others. But, whatever born and built inside you would not change forever, but practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit every willing soul to live a better longer life. It's unnecessary to do electrolyte test if known to have normal kidney function. If in doubt, ask doctor. Read more...

Is prune juice typically a better choice for constipation than miralax (polyethylene glycol) is?

No. Especially at age 18 try not to be dependent on a laxative of any type except on rare occasions. Work on getting enough fiber (25grams/day) if you need help try a fiber supplement. Get pleanty of fluid (50oz of non alcoholic non caffeinated /day) and excersise especially anaerobic ....Hope this helps. Read more...

Really bad constipation! Doc said miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, can I try miralax (polyethylene glycol) mixed in prune juice for better results since prune juice didn't help by itself?

Yes, however... It is wise to treat constipation and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may help; it is safe to take with prune juice. But this does not address the cause; eat more fiber, drink more water, exercise, try probiotics, get tested for hypothyroidism. I advise you try triphala, an ayurvedic formula that has many health benefits ; better addresses the cause: http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html. Read more...

7d post-colonoscopy, no BM, nausea, bloating, reflux, abd pain, back pain. Tried fiber supp, MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) prune juice. How else can I wake up my colon?

Call. your gastroenterologist or the doctor who performed the colonoscopy now. Do not wait. Call for instructions & you may need an exam to be sure there are no complications from your procedure. Read more...