My doctor prescribed Miralax 2xd. That produced very soft stools. Then I took 26gr at bedtime, and the results were satisfactory, but interupted my sleep several times. I would like to time the dose so that the results will be while I am awake and alert.
How long, on a average, does it take a dose of Miralax to produce results?
- 28 Jun 2010 by Petunia Violet
- 24 July 2010
MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) is a laxative solution that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to stimulate bowel movements.
MiraLax is used as a laxative to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements.
It's difficult to say exactly how long it'll take to produce its laxative effect as the result may vary between patients, on different diets, and may depend on how much fluid you take.
MiraLax generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 3 days. If you experience relief after the first day, you do not need to continue taking MiraLax. There is no recommended time of day to take MiraLax. MiraLax does not cause sudden urgency, so you can take it without worry that it will suddenly interrupt your day.
So you may need to adjust the timings for yourself.
- MiraLax Information for Consumers
- MiraLax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of MiraLax (detailed)
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