How often can one take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation? Is it safe?

Once daily. Generally, once daily. Sometimes, twice in specific circumstances. It is gentler than other laxatives. It;s generally safe if used only when necessary or when it's likely to be constipated frequently.

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Does Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has risk for kids if takes one- two cups a day for few months? Is there any natural safe solution for constipation beside the Miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Safe and a blessing. Chronic stool retention has been around as a problem for decades. We used to use flavored mineral oil which was messy and leached out vitamins. Mirilax came along and was tested in prescription form for years before proven so safe it went OTC. I have had kids who needed it for a year to straighten out their system.The most common reason for treatment failure is stopping it too soon. Read more...

My GI wants me to take MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) indefinitely for constipation. Is this safe?

Yes. if it works to reduce your constipation, and it is the best solution you can come up with, it should not be a problem to use it long-term. Just be sure to keep in touch with your doctor if you have any side effects of any sort. Most people don't. Good luck. Read more...

Safe to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Lactulose every day? Per my doctor. I havent tried the lactulose with it but am very gassy already. For constipation from meds

Not desirable. Most physicians would prefer not to have a patient have to take these two medications daily and would worry about laxative abuse. They would rather treat the problem with dietary measures,bowel conditioners, stool softeners and more gentle stimulants like senokot (senna) if at all possible. Glycerin rectal suppository and/or gentle fleets enema may help when you have an urge but can't expell the stool. Read more...

I'm on hyosycamine...But it gives me constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to take while on hyosycamine? If not, suggestions?

Constipation tx. Your medicine will both slow, the gut and may cause loss of water from stool, both causing constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will draw water in the bowel as an osmotic agent. You may also need a push to the system. Ue fresh summertime fruits or dried fruits such as peaches, , apricots, cherries, and prunes which will solve the problem. Read more...

Tooth extraction on thursday preceded by clindamycin 600 mg for premed before procedure. Regularly take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. Black loose stools?

Medication use . Taking some medications can cause GI changes. Contact your prescribing doctor if the problem continues. Read more...
Evaluation. Black stools indicate bleeding somewhere along GI tract. Single dose of antibiotic and the small amount of bleeding from a single tooth extraction is probably not the cause. Run your symptoms by your primary care practitioner. Further studies may be indicated. Read more...

Is it ok to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for long periods of time for constipation?

Depends. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (polyethylege glycol) softens the stool by retaining water in the stool. Some patients with lifelong difficulty moving their bowels may need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. It is important to make sure you stay well hydrated and eat balanced, nutritious meals. If unexplained constipation more than 2-3 wks, see your doctor and get it investigated. Read more...
No. Polyethylene glycol 3350 is used to treat occasional constipation. Polyethylene glycol 3350 is in a class of medications called osmotic laxatives. It works by causing water to be retained with the stool. This increases the number of bowel movements and softens the stool so it is easier to pass. Daily use may cause nausea, bloating, cramping, gas, diarrhea and hives. Read more...