This is the first time I have had this condition. He has had me on Miralax the past two days and it has not been effective. I took two Correctol laxitive pills approximate two hours ago. How long should I wait to take the magnesium citrate (if the laxitive pills do not work?)
21 Jan 2010
I get constipated once in a while from taking my pain meds. I found out what works for me the best is to go to Walmart and buy the walmart brand of stool softeners. On the morning where I feel constipated I will take 3 of the stool softeners with a large glass of water and in about 15 to 30 minutes I am then ready to go to the bathroom..
Also, I totally agree about the warm Prune Juice also. I just theink the stool softeners are cheeper to buy in the long run..
24 Jul 2010
I am sure that this works for most people. I have not had any luck with it for my son. He drank a full bottle, with no result. Before putting a lot of chemicals into your body I would try as many natural fixes as possible. Prunes, asparagus, peaches, avacados, and apple juice are things that the gastroenterologist has told me to try for my son. I have been told to keep him away from bananas. Be sure to drink lots of water (miralax can cause minimal dehydration) and limit your juice intake (I had a doctor tell me that this can decrease the miralax's ability to work properly). However, before completely giving up on the miralax, I might have a helpful hint: the gastroenterologist that I take my son to says that it is okay to take up to 4 caps of miralax in a day. Actually, my son has done a colon clense (which may help you) of 32 ounces of gatoraide (any flavor) and 7 caps of miralax. I recommend doing this on a day off or when you can be home. I hope this helps you with your situation.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Mag.Citrate has been helpful for chronic constipation in the past month. However it seems like I've heard that it drains the body of important ...
I took Magnesium Citrate for severe constipation by only liquid is coming out, no hard stool at all.
So I have been eating a junk food in the past couple of months. I never use to binge like this before. Anyway lately I've been noticing I make ...
Ugh frustrated just don't want to have this pressure anymore.