How much miralax (polyethylene glycol) a day & is it safe to take every day?

Possibly. Ideally you shouldn't have to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for long periods of time. You want to make sure you are not missing a more concerning cause that may necessitate you taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily; obviously a physician can help you out with this. You should stay well hydrated when taking this regularly, due to the nature of how it works. In most cases, people take 17 grams per dose per day.

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Is it safe to take both miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace every day during pregnancy? Should I be concerned that both are category "c"? What are the risks if any?

Good meds. These agents essentially stay within the gut and are minimally absorbed if at all, into the body. Since they don't reach the blood in any significant amount, they cannot have an effect on the fetus.Part of the category c label comes from not having enough research reports to move it into a safer listing.The cat c meds show no negative effects on baby. Read more...

My daughter is 2 and a half and has to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) every day. How many days is safe to go without a bowel movement?

Based on symptoms. The short answer is as long as it takes before symptoms develop. There is no set-in-stone schedule for bowel habits. Once pain, bloating, discomfort develop from constipation then it's probably time to take action. Read more...
Constipation. Constipation is fairly common in young children. It is usually due to low fiber diet or decreased liquid intake. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by drawing water into intestine to bulk up stool. A child on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) should have soft stool every 1-2 days. If child remains constipated, please see your pediatrician fir full evaluation. Read more...

Safe to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Lactulose every day? Per my doctor. I havent tried the lactulose with it but am very gassy already. For constipation from meds

Not desirable. Most physicians would prefer not to have a patient have to take these two medications daily and would worry about laxative abuse. They would rather treat the problem with dietary measures,bowel conditioners, stool softeners and more gentle stimulants like senokot (senna) if at all possible. Glycerin rectal suppository and/or gentle fleets enema may help when you have an urge but can't expell the stool. Read more...

I'm using miralax (polyethylene glycol) and it says on the bottle not to use past a week, my provider told me it was safe to use every day. I need another opinion?

Generally it's safe. The makers of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) want to make sure you aren't using it because you have a serious underlying condition that is being masked by its use. If you've seen your doctor and they feel you are ok with it, then it is most likely fine. That said, it's way more healthy to have normal bms because you are eating lots of fruits/veggies, drinking water, exercising, etc than because you take miralax (polyethylene glycol). 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...