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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?

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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Georgia Latham
Dr. Georgia Latham
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Recommended

1 capful daily.

In brief: Recommended

1 capful daily.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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