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Gram 93 yr. Went to dr. Has impacted stool. Trying miralax (polyethylene glycol) carefully. Could this be her kidney shutting down? Stage 3 Kidney disease. Lives alone

Elderly pt. In elderly patients impacted stools is common and had many reasons. It doesn't reflect that the kidneys caused it or will worsen it. You Mentioned CKD stage III. Ensure she has adequate intake given summer months. She may need her kidney function followed. Best of luck. Patients at this age are fragile and benefit from all the help and care they can get. Read more...

Ya she a parkinson patient nd is on regular doses of laxatives. She has no pain in stomach nd prety ok othrwise. What dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) u suggest?

17 g daily. Start with 17 g daily and titrate dose to effect. Would not go above 34 g twice daily without following with a gastroenterologist. It is usually helpful to take bisacodyl 10 mg once or twice daily in addition to MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Read more...
For constipation. try Senna, it is much safer than Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Senna is a natural plant product. 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. Once you find the dose that works for you, taking that same dose every night should keep you regular. Read more...

Can long term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) become toxic due to buildup in the body?? Neurological/cardiovascular effects?? I have Gilbert's disease..

No. miralax (polyethylene glycol) stays in the Gastrointestinal tract and doesnt get absorbed into the body, so their should be no neurologic affects. Even if you have Gilbert's disease, which affects the liver, the miralax (polyethylene glycol) doesnt go to the liver at all. It just draws water into the intestinal tract. Read more...