3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg.

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Can my 2 1/2 year old use miralax (polyethylene glycol) longterm? We believe constipation stems from daily diphenhydramine

If specialist agrees. For chronic constipation in a 2 or 3 year old, some sort of laxative is usually used. Long-term use of any medication in young children is done only if there is not a good alternative. A pediatric gastro-enterologist (specialist for intestinal issues) can evaluate and help decide on the treatment course, especially if a child can't be successfully weaned off a medication in two months. Read more...
Yes. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not a laxative as the name suggests. It is a non digestible sugar that pulls extra water into the intestine to soften the stool. It can be stopped cold turkey or weaned gradually whenever no longer needed. Read more...
Yes. Since it is basically a wetting agent and not a true laxative, its actions are benign. I have used it in a monitored setting for a year with no problems, though most will respond to a good bowel rehab program in 6 months or less. . Read more...

Can a 1 yr old baby take everyday any kind of fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol) because of constipation caused by whole milk? And if yes how much the recommended dose?

Diet modification. Try to increase the amount of ruins and vegetables in her diet rather than getting her started on laxatives. A good way too is to cut down on the dairy products for awhile. Read more...

Does Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has risk for kids if takes one- two cups a day for few months? Is there any natural safe solution for constipation beside the Miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Safe and a blessing. Chronic stool retention has been around as a problem for decades. We used to use flavored mineral oil which was messy and leached out vitamins. Mirilax came along and was tested in prescription form for years before proven so safe it went OTC. I have had kids who needed it for a year to straighten out their system.The most common reason for treatment failure is stopping it too soon. Read more...

4yo daughter potty trained for over a yr was constipated, one dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) cleared it up but now has loose stool accidents&afraid to go on potty?

Constipation. It may not be "cleared up". Chronic constipation leads to rectal vault distending. This in turn leads to encoresis or stool soiling. It necessitates weeks to months of regular bms to reverse the distention. Fiber and laxatives help. See a pediatric gastroenterologist. Read more...

1.5 yr old chronic painful constipation since 9 months. Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senna, dr. Prescribed diet, & all the other usual "tricks"haven't worked. Now what?

Constipation. This sound unusually intractable - I would consult a peds GI specialist because there are underlying disease that can cause chronic constipation such as Hirschbrungs Disease. Read more...
May need x ray. If all usual therapys have not helped at all, may need a Barium Enema Xray to be sure that there is no structural or functional problem such as Hirschsprung's disease. Read more...

I have a 10 yr old son who has had constipation issues for about 4 years, his pediatrician suggest miralax (polyethylene glycol) but no matter what I mix it with he will not drink it. What can I give him as an alternative?

Constipation. Constipation is a common problem in children and it is very critical to treat as it can leads to a lot of medical issues including abd. Pain, anal fissure, nocturnal enuresis, mega colon and intestinal obstruction in severe cases. The best treatment is to avoid dry food, add fibers to the diet, increase water intake, advise to have daily toilet visit, and exercise and then laxatives. Read more...
Constipation. Miralaax comes as powder, you can mix it in his milk or juice or food and give him. Read more...
Constipation treat. You can mix it in water n stir it exactly for one min he won't notice it . You can mix MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in anything except milk or carbonated beverages . The benefit of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is that it's not habit forming or it doesn't get absorb in the body . If you need alternative you can ask your doctor to give you lactulose prescription but keep in mind it's very sweet and can develop taste fatigue very quickly. Read more...