All I can find is the caution about taking Miralax when one has kidney disease. But, I can find no specific reason for the recommendation against taking it. Help.
25 Jun 2010
MiraLax is safe to take if you have kidney disease.
Respectfully to suzanne66, on a 4.1 oz. bottle of MiraLAX, as of April 2013, it states under WARNINGS: "Do not use if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor." Also, see: http://www.miralax.com/pdf/MiraLAX_ProductLabel.pdf for the same warning by the manufacturer.
7 May 2015
Miralax does not absorb from the GI tract. The warning is due to risk of electrolyte and or fluid imbalance caused by it. The kidneys regulate electrolyte/fluid for the body--miralax being an osmotic laxative can disrupt both, which can be particularly dangerous for an individual with impaired kidneys.
- MiraLax Information for Consumers
- MiraLax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of MiraLax (detailed)
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