Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts.

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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...

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

Dose-dependent. The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, & treatment goals & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation. Read more...

Dandelion root tea or miralax (polyethylene glycol) every night for constipation? Do they both work effectively?

For constipation. try Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works for you every night. Read more...