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Is Miralax a safe laxative to take?

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Posted on Sat, 14 May 2016
Question: I suffer from somewhat mild constipation. Is miralax a safe laxative to take ?I started to take it everyday or every other day.I have bowel movement but not as much as i think I should. After most of the day I still feel like their is something in my rectum ,when I try to go more a little comes out but still does not feel like it has all come out. zi pass gas and it sometimes fee but it is like I just can't ls better. bowel movements are soft. but it feels like ia can't get it all out.. I was told i have low sodium in my Blood from drink to much water . I now drink Gator ade and not so much water.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Miralax, Ispaghula husk plus milk

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

At recommended doses do not use miralax for more than a week. The recommended dose is 17 g in 4 to 8 oz water orally once a day.

I would advise ispaghula husk 2 tablespoon in a 250 ml glass of milk twice a day. When the stool become soft , you can reduce it to once a day and continue it. Its safe, provides adequate fiber and regulates the bowel movements very well.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Brief Answer: Miralax, Ispaghula husk plus milk Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern At recommended doses do not use miralax for more than a week. The recommended dose is 17 g in 4 to 8 oz water orally once a day. I would advise ispaghula husk 2 tablespoon in a 250 ml glass of milk twice a day. When the stool become soft , you can reduce it to once a day and continue it. Its safe, provides adequate fiber and regulates the bowel movements very well. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil