Will miralax (polyethylene glycol) help with fecal impaction at all

Impaction/Miralax. Depended on the severity of your constipation. If you have constipation, trial of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is likely to help. You can take 1 table spoon in 8 oz of water by mouth once to twice a day, depended on your response. If you do have fecal impaction, might need fleet enema to evacuate the hard portion at the distal end of your colon first, then take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) afterward. Hope that helped!

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Severe fecal impaction for about 3 months? What should I do? Can I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily?

Get evaluated. Fecal impaction is a condition that requires investigation and treatment. You should see a gastroenterologist for an evaluation, and if no obvious cause is discovered to explain it, then empiric treatment with daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is certainly one possible long-term treatment. Read more...

Had a fecal impaction in january now it's cleared but I keep getting constipated. Used miralax (polyethylene glycol) for the impaction now relying on colace for reg bm.

More Fiber... Make sure you are eating 30-40 grams of fiber per day to optimize transit through your GI tract. If still constipated despite a healthy high fiber diet and active lifestyle, then start adding stool softners (e.g. Colace), daily or every other day dose of gentle laxative (e.g. Miralax). You should try and have a bm at least once every 3 days. Consider seeing a gastroenterologist. Read more...

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...

Need doctor's help! Will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Yes, depends. Stool softener is to soften up the stools to aid with passage. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel movement stimulants. For those who are often constipated, may need to take both. You may want to adjust your diet to more fibers and plenty of fluid if applicable. Good luck! Read more...

I took a whole bottle of stool softner by mistake will I be ok? The brand is Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

Overdose. This begs the question why and if there is an underlying problem. You may experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These could lead to significant dehydration. If any of the symptoms are severe seek treatment. Read more...