Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Yes you can. The most important thing in constipation is hydration and adjusting eating habits to more fruits and vegetables and avoiding pop and soda. I encourage you to eat more fibers. In addition, taking stool softeners and laxatives from time to time might be helpful.

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My K level is 3.2. I have been really constipated and have taken MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) for 2 days and Colace for 3 days. Can I take 200mg of Colace today (the 4th day) or is my K level too low to be taking these laxatives?

Other options. If your potassium is low, your magnesium might be low as well. Try a magnesium supplement of about 200-250 mg once or twice day and make sure you are drinking a lot of water with the Colace (docusate sodium) since it works by holding water in the stool. Another supplement that can be helpful for constipation is Vitamin C 1000 mg once to three times per day. If you start getting diarrhea, decrease your doses. Read more...
Laxatives & low K. you can lose potassium if you have diarrhea but it's ok to take 2 colace (docusate sodium) per day for constipation. You can also try senna or Metamucil or citrucil to increase fiber and help constipation. You can also eat leafy green veggies and drink OJ and eat bananas to raise your potassium. Read more...
K level constipate. Your k level low but if you eat 3-4 bananas you can bring it up. Also pedialyte. What may help with your consitpation is hydration, drink about 3 -3.5 liters of fluid water /gatorade a day just water will decrease sodium eat high fiber, avocados, cup of oats, cup of lentils, brown rice, barley strawberries, kale. F/u w/doc discuss Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) krystalose. Read more...

I have not had a BM in 10 days and know my chest is hurting, I'm always constipated I have take dulcolax, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, mag, enema no results?

Ive always had. success with Milk of Magnesia.Take a capful every 8 hours until u go.If you don't go after 3 doses,go to the ER.You may have become resistant to laxatives.Plan to see Gastroenterology for help with your chronic constipation.Once u do go,get on daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a high fiber diet.Stop all stimulant laxatives. Read more...