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How long does it take for miralax to leave the gut
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My 8 yro son took miralax for 10 days for his constipation. He stopped taking it 2 days ago and is still having very loose bowel movements almost hourly. How long will this continue? I'm at my wits end, his bottom is getting very sore. ## In my opinion, it would be good for him to try and consume more binding foods, such as bananas, to help slow down and regulate his bowel movements. It's difficult to say how long one can experience loose bowel movements, since everyone reacts differently to these types of medications. Was the Miralax dose taken exactly as indicated on labeling (it says 'once each day' on Miralax's webpage)? I only ask because it does sound like he had a bit too much. I know this response is a day after your post, so I do hope that he is feeling bett...
Updated 3 days ago.
miralax 230
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How do I take it. I am going to have a hysterectomy and I need it for pre op. ## Just mix it into any 4 to 8 oz beverage, stir and when it is fully dissolved drink it.
Updated 7 days ago.
Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure
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I've never had a Bp issue and since taking miralax for a week for constipation my bp was 166/104! Could it be the Miralax? ## I double checked the side effects, both the consumer and professional listings, but I didn't find anything about it causing hypertension. Learn more Miralax details here. However, I think you should consult with your doctor for an exam and further testing, because while it isn't listed a side effect or reaction, other users have reported experiencing this from Miralax and their BP went back to normal when they stopped using it. Did you have any other unusual symptoms? ## No I haven't noticed anything. I stopped using the Miralax yesterday, increased my potassium and magnesium, drank lots of water, and cut out sodium. Today my Bp was 157/92..... I...
Updated 8 days ago.
power miralax expired 11 15 will it still be effective
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Will marry lacks that expired 1115 still be effective is the individual seal powder type ## Hi Carol, From what I could gather, there are no official statements from the manufacturer concerning the expected shelf life of MiraLax. However in many cases I've investigated, the listed expiration date on medications of many types are not necessarily an accurate representation of a product's resilience to degradation overtime. Therefore I'd recommend contacting the makers of MiraLax (at 1-800-647-2529) to see if they can provide more specific details. This topic is also being discussed in the following thread here (though I'd imagine that its efficacy may also depend upon storage conditions): Discuss/can-you-use-miralax-after-the-expiration-date-254916.htm I hope this helps! #...
Updated 10 days ago.
can you use miralax after the expiration date
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Can you use MiraLax after the expiration date? And how much to use for an adult single use? ## Hi Dani, I haven't come across any specific details pertaining to the safety of this medication after it's expiration date. However, I think it really depends on how long has it been since the product expired? If it hasn't been too long, it might still be functional enough to get the job done, but you're still probably better off getting a new batch if you want to play it safe. Regarding dosing instructions, the usual adult dosing for Miralax is one cap full (approx. 17g) taken once daily or as needed. Apparently the measuring line on the bottle cap itself is supposed to be used as a guideline for taking a single dose (which also measures out to about 1 large tbsp). Lastly, it ...
Updated 28 days ago.
my three year old is constipation
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Ive been giving my son Miralax, and he went to the bathroom one time but won't go on his own. ## ashley he needs lots of water. if you only give him fiber and not enough water it sets up like concrete in your gut and not only can you not poop but when you do it is very painful, because theres not enough moisture and the poop is dry and hard.poor little guy. there are also glycerine suppositories for children,give him warm prune juice. if he doesnt like the prune juice mix it with apple juice, and i mean real juice. and lots of it. it has to be warm. no cheese this is very constipating. just a few tips hope it helps ## So dont put the prune juice in the fridge at all ?? Ive ben giving him mirlax n it seem to work but he jus want go on his own ## My son jus ate salad n i got apple jui...
Updated 1 month ago.
MiraLax Bowel Prep Not Working
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My son was told by his GI doctor to do a clean out due to constipation & drank the whole prep 8 hrs ago & nothing has happened at all. Should I be concerned? ## I think it would be best to consult his doctor, he may be dealing with some type of instruction, if this medication didn't help. It usually doesn't take that long to work, and the FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, cramps, gas, and diarrhea. Has there been any change?
Updated 1 month ago.
Seriously concerned mother of a 4 year old taking Miralax
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I am very concerned about a investigation that was recently aired this past week on 6 abc news about a group of parents coming forward about their young children using Miralax and it may be causing neurological and psychological issues due to small amounts of a toxic ingredient found in antifreeze as well. My sons pediatrician has been prescribing a cap full of Miralax a day for his severe constipation since he was 2. For two years I trusted his doctor for everything. My son still is not properly toilet trained and they prescribed more of a dosage of Miralax. My baby has been showing severe signs of aggression, anger, hitting, hyperactive at times, stuttering his words and not being able to comprehend his behavior when that way. Then all of a sudden back to being ok again. This has been...
Updated 1 month ago.
Diarrhea with Miralax
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I was just told by my gastroenterologist to start taking miralax. I have taken it for two days and I now have diarrhea. Is this normal when you first start taking it? ## Yes, that can be a normal side effect, according to the FDA, since this is a stool softener. Other side effects may include nausea, bloating, and cramping. Has there been any change or improvement?
Updated 1 month ago.
Mono Linyah bleeding & constipation
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After starting Mono Linyah I spot each month the week before my period. Usually only 3 days. The past 2 months I start spotting the week before my period until my period starts. And I have constipation each month up to a week, using Miralax & fleet enemas is the only thing that gets me regular. Is this related to the hormones? Also, where do these hormones come from? Man made? Plant based? Animal based? ## Hello, Sierra! How are you? Both of those issues have been reported as possible side effects of oral contraceptives by the FDA. You may also experience dizziness, headache and PMS-like symptoms. Have you informed your doctor? It might be that this just isn't the right one for you to take and you may need to try a different oral contraceptive. ## Thank you. I do have an appoint...
Updated 2 months ago.
Miralax Powder with Strange Odor
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I've been taking MiraLAX for over five years now on a regular basis and I've had no problems. My problem now is the last two bottles that I bought had a chemical odor smelled like kerosene. The bottles were fresh I did buy them at Sam's Club but cannot understand why these two bottles had a strange smell even after it was mixed up. I usually drink mine in coffee and there's never been an odor like this before. Has anyone else experienced this? I've had five abdominal surgeries and this is the only thing that helps me but now I'm afraid to buy anymore. Please help me if you can. ## Today our family noticed a similar odor after mixing less than a tablespoon of MiraLax in a glass of water. My daughter who was going to drink it said it smelled and tasted funny. My wi...
Updated 3 months ago.
can i take MiraLax after the expiration date
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Can I take Miralax when it expired on 11-2015? If not, how do I dispose the of contents, down the sink or the toilet? ## Hello, Margie! How are you? Liquids can go bad, once expired and may make you ill, if you use them, as reported by the NIH, so it would be best to dispose of them. As to the method of disposal, you should leave it in the sealed container and dispose of it with your regular household trash. Is there anything else I can help with? ## How long will the laxative Purelax work if it expired 12/15
Updated 3 months ago.
Miralax Not Working
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Today is my 5th day taking 17g a day and so far it hasn't worked. Is this normal? Should I continue to take it? ## No, it should have worked by now. Are you on any other medications? Do you suffer chronic constipation? Have you informed your doctor? What other stool softeners or laxatives have you tried? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. ## On the 6 day now I have the runs. I stopped taking it. I do have hypothyroid I'm on thyroid meds. When I stop for two days I couldn't go again and as soon as I tried it again I got the runs again, I haven't tried anything else.
Updated 4 months ago.
I Am A Satisfied User Or Miralax Been Taking It Over 2 Years Daily To Overcome Constipation Take With Milk In The And My Drinking Glass Become
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I Am A Satisfied User Of Miralax, Been Taking It Over 2 Years Daily To Overcome Constipation. I take it With Milk In The am And My Drinking Glass Becomes coated with a white film that does not come off in the dishwasher. What can we add to the dishwater to remove the film? ## Glad to hear that Miralax is working well for you! As far as your glass goes, why don't you just try washing it by hand with some heavy duty soap and a scrub brush? Often times dishwashers aren't nearly as good as the scrubbing we can do with our hands as it is. However, if the stains from Miralax seem unavoidable, I'd simply recommend using a cheaper glass or cup that you don't care quite as much about. Has anyone else had this problem before? ## I noticed the same thing about Miralax glasses and t...
Updated 6 months ago.
Miralax - pre mixing
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I read somewhere that I could pre mix Miralax in the morning for Colonoscopy prep day and leave the mixture in the fridge all day so I didn't have to take time to mix when I get home from work. So I did, then I had to reschedule my procedure before I got home from work for 3 days later. Would the mixture still be good? Or do I need to buy more?
Updated 7 months ago.
can miralax or suboxone cause false positives for marijuiana urine drug tests
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my friend just had to be drug tested for court & the urine test came back positive for THC. he does NOT smoke, so it HAS to be a false reading. the only medications he takes are suboxone (prescribed by his doctor) & miralax .. could either of these medications cause a false positive for THC in a urine test? ## If he tested positive for THC there's something he's not telling you. THC is a natural chemical and is not likely to be simulated from medicine ## I Went to The Dr. Today Just to Pick Up My Script For Percocets.. He Had An Order For Me To Go Down To The Lab For a 12 Panel Drug Screen.. Earlier In The Month I Passed 2 Kidney Stones & Had To Take More Percs Than Prescribed & Ran Out 6 Days Ago.. I Know That The Test Isn't Going to Show Any Percs In My Sys...
Updated 7 months ago.
Constipation and diarrhea
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In my experience as nurse, I have seen many patients who were constipated and/or had diarrhea for quite a while. There are natural things that work to help. First, learn about the bowels. Did you know the colon is like another brain and keeps so many things in balance in the body? It makes serotonin...the neurotransmitter/hormone that makes you happy. When food leaves your stomach, it enters your small intestine which can be 40 feet long. While there, your pancreas secretes three enzymes to break your food down (fun fact). Have you ever seen someone vomit stool? I have. So that means the 6 to 8 feet of their colon and their long small intestine were all most likely blocked up. People can carry 40 pounds plus of stool in their intestines. Not good. Now, at the large intestine, the colon,...
Updated 7 months ago.
Stopping miralax
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I've been on miralax for 4 months and want to stop it tonight but I'm afraid I'm going to be constipated is it wise to just stop taking it? ## According to ehow.com, "Miralax has no harsh side effects in comparison to other options available. Most laxatives artificially stimulate nerves in the colon. Long-term use of harmful laxatives can cause your bowels to forget how to work on their own; whereas Miralax is non-habit forming and can be used long-term with no concern for permanent damage." That said, I would personally feel safe stopping the medication whenever need be. I haven't read any information linking this drug to withdrawal symptoms so you should be good to go on that end as well. If constipation occurs, I think it would be wise to invest in digestive e...
Updated 7 months ago.
How to stop Miralax
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Any suggestions how to stop using Miralax? I was having constipation issues for last 6-7 years. Doctor suggested Miralax. For last 15 months I am taking 1 dose (17 gr) once day. Although it works, I am scared I will get dependant and that eventually it will stop working. I noticed some slight puffines under my eyes lately. I am also afraid on some impact on my kidneys. I eat mostly - 90% fruit and vegies, very little meat - only fish and chicken, I drink at least 2 l of water daily, do my daily walking. Eating limited amount of bread - only whole wheat. I watch very carely WHAT I eat. No ice cream, no cookies, no beef, no rice, very ltd potatoes, no pasta, no chocolate, no cakes, no pastries. I do everything by the book, I tried Metamucil, but my stool with it is too large and it cost m...
Updated 7 months ago.
Miralax elimination time
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I just had a child on the 10th and the brilliant nurse at the hospital told me to take Miralax when I got home to help move my first bowl movement. Needless to say it transferred to my breastfed newborn and now neither one of us is happy. How long will it take to get out of both our systems? It's been 3 days and it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of this tunnel. ## Hey, first off, congratulations on your new baby! Second, sorry to hear about what you both have been going through! I should say first and foremost that if your infant is having diarrhea then you should let the pediatrician know ASAP since it could be considered a medical emergency for the baby (they can get dehydrated very fast at such a young age). As far as the Miralax goes, there is fairly limite...
Updated 9 months ago.

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