What is Miralax?

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i have severe costipation and it has been going on for four months. i went to the doctor a he gave me this medicine called miralax to help me make...

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I'am currently caring for a pre mature 5 month old infant on a vent and also has a g-tube. He was recently prescribed prednisone which seems to be...

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Hi, 5month baby on ventilator , giving prednisone , and miralax for constipation, you are fearing of dehydration. Don't worry he is under...

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My 2 year old has recently been having stool issues. She became very constipated about a month ago. The doctor told us to give her Miralax and...

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Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Your child seems to have functional constipation which is common in this age group.
If there is...

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I am a healthy 25 year old woman. When I poop, my butt bleeds and it looks as if I m on my period. Blood also squirts out. It did it twice...

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My 13 year old dauaghter has been experiencing stomach pain for approximately 2 months. The pain is localized- from her navel area to the right...

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I have smoked for 38 years, have quit smoking twice. This is the third time and each time is stop having bowel movements. My Dr said to take...

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I have been diagnosed with IBSC. I am on Miralax twice a day, Amitiza twice a day and now I'm on Linzess 145Mcg for the chronic constipation.Taking...

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