The child has had extremely painful bowel movements since 9 mos. A lower GI with contrast showed no blockage. She had been on 5 oz (diluted with 3oz of water) to no avail. The Miralax does work, but I fear using it indefinately especially since the label says for occasional constipation. This was recommended by a pediatric GI specialist who had ruled out all but 'too few nerves' in the rectal area. He has her taking 1/2 the adult dose.
Sounds as though you are getting good advice. There is a good reason for her needing to take the medicine longterm. The warning "for occasional constipation" applies to healthy individuals where there is no underlying cause for constipation.
Your child is different, there is a diagnosed reason why your child needs to take MiraLax longterm.
- MiraLax Information for Consumers
- MiraLax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of MiraLax (detailed)
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