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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) a good option for treating my chronic constipation?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Yes

However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first.

In brief: Yes

However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) seems to work well to promote comfortable, normal evacuation.
There have been no reported adverse effects from chronic use. If the amount of fiber in your diet is not sufficient to promote normal bowel movments, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) appears to be a safe supplemental source of fiber.

In brief: Yes

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) seems to work well to promote comfortable, normal evacuation.
There have been no reported adverse effects from chronic use. If the amount of fiber in your diet is not sufficient to promote normal bowel movments, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) appears to be a safe supplemental source of fiber.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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