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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use regularly for treating constipation?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Mostly

As long as you remember to discontinue its use when you develop diarrhea!

In brief: Mostly

As long as you remember to discontinue its use when you develop diarrhea!
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

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The original recommendation was not to use it for more that 2 weeks. There is increased risk for complications in elderly population or when mechanical obstruction has not being ruled out. Consult your gastroenterologist. Only 0.2% is absorbed. Monitor electrolytes: potassium, sodium, magnesium calcium.With prolonged use.

In brief: Ask GI

The original recommendation was not to use it for more that 2 weeks. There is increased risk for complications in elderly population or when mechanical obstruction has not being ruled out. Consult your gastroenterologist. Only 0.2% is absorbed. Monitor electrolytes: potassium, sodium, magnesium calcium.With prolonged use.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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