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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 5 days 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 8 days 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, 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 11 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 19 days ago.
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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 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 30 days ago.
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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 30 days ago.
my three year old is constipation
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Ive been giving my son mirlax n he poops one time n 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 juice for him n gave him ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Is this normal?
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I took Miralax daily for 7 days after a bad bout of contsipation and stopped after it made my stools too soft. It's been 5 days since I took it and my stools are still very irregular- they're sticky and long, and far too soft. I normally have very hard stools. I've been eating healthy and plenty but I haven't gone much since Friday morning, and I normally go each morning. I'm bloated and gassy and I don't know if the miralax is to blame or if it's something else? ## Hello, Lana! How are you? I am very sorry about the problem you're having. Did your doctor tell you to take it for 7 days? And what kinds of foods are you eating? If you've suddenly changed your diet to try to eat healthier, since you were having this problem, that could actually be creati...
Updated 5 months 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 7 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.
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?
Updated 1 year ago.
Liquid Miralax
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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.
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, "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 2 years ago.
Prone to kidney stones
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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 2 years ago.
for colonoscopy prep
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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 2 years ago.
miralax use
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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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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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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 3 years ago.

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