Will miralax (polyethylene glycol) severly block absorption of nutrients? I've been taking it to maintain bowel movements. But don't want it to block protein after I workout

Men's Health. There is no reason in any book for a healthy male to be taking laxatives. This addiction is very common for females but some males do get into this habitual behavior and then like addicts become obsessed with their bowel movements. It is time to stop. It is time to perhaps get into therapy to end this bowel obsession. It is time to let nature relearn how to be working for you. It is time.

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Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) work for constipation from pain meds? I'm taking 2 doses/day and I'm still not having regular bowel movements. Can I increase? Senna did not work. Fleets enema on sunday with good results

Probably YES. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) likely will work. Make sure you drink adequate fluid and include fiber in your diet as well as using the Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Reduce the pain med dose as rapidly as practicable. Read more...
Constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good choice. Use daily per label directions. Increase fluid intake and fresh fruits/vegetables. Get plenty of exercise if you can. Activity helps keep things moving. Hope this helps. Good luck. . Read more...

What should I do if by taking 2 capfuls of miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, the stools r soft but, I am still having problems with a incomplete bowel movement?

Need some tests. Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Testing will define if your incomplete emptying is due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue. Read more...

Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?

Constipation. If you have a strong urge to have a bm but can't, work from below with a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema or a gentle tap water enema. In stubborn cases manual disimpaction is required. If you don't have an urge to move your bowels and are not having severe cramps, then miralax (polyethylene glycol) or other laxatives can be used. Read more...

Is there any danger in taking a more immediate laxative while I've been using miralax (polyethylene glycol) for the past six days? Inguinal hernia, need bowel movement.

Yes, risky! You need an exam if a week on laxatives has not helped. More can be bad for you! Drink lots of water, eat fruits/veggies, try probiotics (sauerkraut, etc). But see a Dr - blockages can be dangerous and other complications can be more trouble than a visit. So, go! Go soon. Best! Read more...