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Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure
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 1 month ago.
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can you use miralax after the expiration date
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 5 months ago.
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How long does it take for miralax to leave the gut
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 7 months ago.
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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
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?
Updated 1 year ago.
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Liquid Miralax
I'm very nervous about starting the liquid Miralax as in the past with a colonoscopy prep (which I know is a much larger amt) I get terribly nauseated. Any suggestions as to how to get the 17g down? I have to do this twice a day and I've heard just plain water is awful. I plan on plugging my nose. Also, does anyone else have low energy with constipation? Thank you SO much ## How are you doing, Gina? I hope everything is going well and you didn't end up nauseated. But the nausea can be a normal side effect of most of these laxative medications. in many cases it's due to the stimulation of the bowel that happens, there's some internal bloating and cramping that you may not always feel, but it can put some pressure on the stomach making you feel sick. You can learn more...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Stopping miralax
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 1 year ago.
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Prone to kidney stones
I am PRONE to kidney stones (do not have one currently) Can I take MiraLax? Does MiraLax cause kidney stones? ## I didn't find anything listing that it has been know to cause them. Learn more Miralax details here. But I'd suggest double checking this information to be certain. Has it been prescribed to you?
Updated 1 year ago.
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for colonoscopy prep
I used the prescribed Moviprep for my last colonoscopy prep. It was very hard to drink due to the bad taste. I thought I did a better job drinking the whole preparation this time around and yet after enduring this my bowel was not completely clean. I have just heard about the use of Miralax as a better tasting alternative. Any comments? ## I'm not sure that any laxative or medication really tastes good, unfortunately. Learn more Miralax details here. And I've never tried Miralax. However, you'd need to check with your doctor as to what's okay for you to use for such tests. One tip I can give you when taking something that doesn't take good is to take a deep breath, pinch your nose shut and then swallow it down as fast as you can. Smell is a very large part of taste, ...
Updated 1 year ago.
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miralax use
Iv'e been dealing with ibs and chronic constipation for about 5 years. Recently my gi doctor suggested i switch from lactolose to miralax as the lactolose was creating a lot of gas discomfort, i was taking 6 tablespoons daily of lactolose for the past 4 years. i started the miralax 6-21-11 at one dose daily for first 7 days then increased to two dose daily. the miralax at first worked ok but has stopped working the last 2 days. how long should i continue with miralax, iv'e heard to give it 1 to 2 weeks for it to start working good. i'm thinking about going back to lactolose and putting up with the gas. Thanks ## Have you consulted your doctor? They'd really be best able to advise you on this. The use of laxatives, such as Miralax, for IBS can really depend on the patient...
Updated 2 years ago.
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miralax
can you take this if you have high sodium ## Contraindications for Miralax indicate that you should check with your physician IF you have a low amount of Sodium in the blood OR a low amount of Potassium in the blood. It doesn't appear to state how this interaction affects the medication; but controversially, if one has a low amount of Potassium in the blood, their sodium tends to be high. This isn't always the case, but it would be good to check Potassium levels just to be sure. One way to help prevent this is to decrease your intake of sodium rich foods (mostly everything that is packaged or frozen) and increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables; particularly dates, figs, and bananas that contain high amounts of Potassium. If you do have high sodium and low potassium, ...
Updated 2 years ago.
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Constpation
Help please.My husband has diabetes(completely under control) and kidney stones which are trying to get resolved with a urologist. He is very constipated and only has BMs which look like very hard round golf balls. His doc said miralax...he takes it for 7 days and then uses ducolax suppositories. He is very uncomfortable ...alternately sweats and chills. Is an enema called for here. I am at my wits end trying to help him.LXOF ## I take 40 mg of Lasix a day and it makes me constpated. I am now using a stool softening product and have 4 oz of prune juice daily. If this does not help I take a xLax several times a week ## He should really consult his doctor, again. What medications is he taking? One, or more, of them could be contributing to the problem. Does he watch his fluid intake? How ...
Updated 2 years ago.
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How to stop Miralax
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 2 years ago.
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mirolax
Very fine white granual ## Need to buy 6 months of Mirolax do you have a source? ## No, I am sorry, this is an information only website. MiraLax is a laxative agent and really shouldn't be used for long of a time period, unless your doctor has recommend such and is monitoring your condition. Common side effects can include: nausea, gas and diarrhea. Did you have any other questions? ## I am 88 years of age and have had no problems with my bowels. I started taking Pristiq (not on it now) and ever since I have been constipated. I am trying mirolax (2nd day) and no results. Suppositories work fine--but I understand they shouldn't be used daily. Once I can get started to have a movement, it is normal. Just getting started is the problem. Have you an answer?
Updated 3 years ago.
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nefedipine
## This nefedipine is the only high blood pressure drug that has brought my bp down but the docs won't let me change because it constipates me severely. What can I do, have tried Miralax, benefiber, bran, cod liver oil and stool softeners always have to resort to laxatives. ## I am finding myself constipated all the time as well with this medication and nothing works but laxatives. I am on 90. MG What can I do? ## Have you tried discussing this with your doctor? It would not be safe for us to try and recommend anything, this site is not medical professionals and have no way of knowing your medical history. Perhaps someone else with experience using this drug can post more info? ## have itchy red bumps occurring over much of the body. I take nefedipine along with hydrochlorothiazine ...
Updated 4 years ago.
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vagina
Have burning constantly (urinary type in vagina) after using Miralax.. Can Miralax be the culprit?
Updated 5 years ago.
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miralax 230
How do I take it. I am going to have a hysterectomy and I need it for pre op.
Updated 5 years ago.
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Miralax (glycolax)
Powder that helps step daughter
Updated 8 years ago.
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