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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?
Updated 6 days ago.
 
visceral hypersensitivity
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I was told I have visceral hypersensitivity without ever having any testing to rule out other possibilities. I suffer from constipation but the stool never reaches my rectum. It stops above the colon. I only have pain when my bowels get full (fecal loading). I don't get sick or anything from eating. I believe there is something wrong with my bowels, but they are not blocked. When I get so full of stool I end up in emergency and they don't offer anything but an x-ray and say yes you are full and send me home. I have pkd stage 4 and my so called specialist has me taking miralax twice daily which gives me diarrhea and drives my blood pressure through the roof. I don't buy into the visceral hypersensitivity. Does anybody have any feedback? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I'm ...
Updated 9 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 17 days 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 mad? 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 appointm...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Have to take many doses of miralax
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I have a very important question. I was injured in 2005 and I take oxycodone/Tylenol 10/325 1 tablet 4 times a day, well it causes me to be horribly constipated so my Dr. told me to use miralax and to take as many doses up to 16 caps in 1 day. So the other day I took 9 doses then I got called in for a random urine test and it came back showing no oxycodone in my system even though I took it the night before, so I need to know did the miralax clean that out of my system?
Updated 2 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 3 months ago.
 
Temporary incontinence
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I changed meds for issues regarding HRT and at first it caused major constipation... My doctor told me to take Miralax , so I did a couple of times... It relieved the symptoms of constipation, but now, a week after the last dose of Miralax, I'm still having incontinence.. When will this stop? ## Hello, Sunny! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. Has there been any change, yet? This medication can cause diarrhea, as well as bloating and abdominal cramping, according to the FDA reports, but it is odd that it would continue over a week later. What medication did you switch to? Have you informed your doctor?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Should I increase miralax dosage?
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I started taking miralax three days ago because of very bad constipation (impacted stool?) and two days later thankfully a long stool came out. But today when I tried to poop, nothing came out! Is there still impacted stool inside me? Did the miralax lose effectiveness? Should I increase the miralax dosage? ## Hello, Tom! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. It would be best to stick with the recommended dosage, unless your doctor instructs otherwise. Do you have any idea what's causing your constipation? Are you on any medications? Have you changed anything in your diet, recently? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Miralax as possibly including nausea, bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. ## Pacman, how long have you suffered sever...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Used MiraLax for colonoscopy prep
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I used MiraLax for my colonoscopy prep yesterday. Mixed 238 grams with 64 oz of Lemon-Lime Gatorade G2. I have have 5 of these tests in the past 25 years and this was the best tasting but after 6 of the 8 glasses of 8 oz mixture got very nauseous and threw up 5 times. I was supposed mix another 32 oz later but there was no way I couldn't take any more, canceled my apointment. Feeling about 75% better now after 12 hours.
Updated 6 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 6 months 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 11 months ago.
 
elevated blood pressure with miralax
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Blood pressure usually low. Went to 200/110 at procedure then 180/. Next day 160/88 plus headache. Next day 179/80 and headache. First headache after started miralax ## Hello, Boops! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. Yes, I just recently found an updated FDA informational listing that lists severe high blood pressure as a rare side effect of Miralax. It likely means you should stay away from it in the future and use something else. Other side effects may possibly include excessive thirst, abdominal bloating, nausea and indigestion. How are you doing, now?
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Miralax timing
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I took 68 grams (4 caps) of Miralax today because the colonoscopy procedure that I will have (this is two days before the pocedure). I had to use the restroom after 5 hours. Is that normal? I thought that Miralax would work at least the day after. Thanks ## Sounds kinda strange, was it really runny and did you have to keep making trips? ## Hello, Rob45! How are you? It can really vary from person to person, much of it depends on your body, your normal diet, your fluid intake, other medications you may be taking, your overall health and etc. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Miralax as possibly including nausea, flatulence, stomach/abdominal cramping and diarrhea. It would be best, however, to contact your doctor, as they may want you to take an extra dose, since this occurred. I...
Updated 1 year 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
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Methadone and Miralax mix
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I need to take my methadone and I just drank some miralax without thinking, who thinks it won't matter if I take it now? ## Hello, Based on my research from umm.edu, there are no drug interactions listed between Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol) and Methadone. So my theory is that you shouldn't experience any problems with taking the two together. However it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to still give your doctor a call for a second opinion, if you're looking for further validation. I hope this helps!
Updated 1 year ago.
 
is it ok to use miralax that has expired march 2013 in february 2015
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My baby is 17 months old and I only have miralax that says it expired March 2013 and it's February 2015 ## Hi Lakisha, According to consumer reviews on Amazon, MiraLAX laxative powder is reported to have a 6 month shelf life. And while I realize some medications are still deemed safe to take after the expiration date, I would still encourage you to get a new one since you're using it on a 17 month old baby who's system may be more sensitive to any slight degradation in the product. I hope this helps!
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Sick from Miralax
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I took Miralax the last 2 days and feel absolutely horrible. I was up all night, my stomach aches so bad and I just want to know how long this is going to last? Is there anything I can do to make the stomach pains stop? ## Hi Liz, Sorry to hear about how you're feeling on Miralax. From what I could tell by looking online, things like abdominal cramping are considered to be a common side effect of Miralax. So it may just be that you have to wait it out until the medication is completely out of your body. Unfortunately I couldn't find any specific details on the half life of Miralax. And without that, there's no telling how long it will actually take to leave your body. In the meantime though, I know peppermint essential oil is recognized for helping to ease stomach pain.... a...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
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 1 year ago.
 
MIRALAX PACKAGING
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in prepping for a colonoscopy, i had to half the large bottle of miralax to mix with liquid. large bottle is 8.3, so i went to half that and realized the large bottle contains 12 oz, not 8.3 as labeled.....why???? they say that the 17oz lid has 14 servings (8.3) but i measured out the 14 servings in the lid, and there is still more than 8.3...so do i prep with 8.3 oz or the whole bottle (which everyone assumes is 8.3!!) ## Hello, Jan! How are you? If they told you to use the whole bottle, then that is what you should do, but please double check with your doctor to be sure. I've not seen anyone else mention this, so it seems very odd. The FDA classifies this as being a laxative and its typical side effects may possibly include stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea and dizziness. Is there ...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
JEVITY QUESTION
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My dad has been on Jevity 1.5 since receiving a Peg tube in February. Most recently, he has complaints of constipation, and digestive issues. He has seen his doctor about this situation, and was recommended to take Miralax. He takes Miralax, but still remains constipated and bloated. Is there anyone else who has or knows of anyone who has these issues? If so, what are they taking or any recommendations to help with the issues?? ## Yes, it is pretty potent with the amount of nutrients it contains and has been known to cause those types of issues in some people that are on it, as well as nausea. He should speak to his doctor, again. They may need to prescribe something stronger to help with these issues, if the Miralax isn't doing it. Does anyone else have any ideas of what might help?
Updated 1 year ago.
 

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