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MiraLax - what is the dosage in teaspoons or tablespoons?

I have a bottle of 8.3oz (14 doses). That's 0.592 ounces per dose. How do I convert to tablespoons?

What is the usual dosage of MiraLAX powder?

I am taking MiraLAX powder for the first time, but do not have the paper instructions and need to know how much to use? I do not have the packets but do have the powder. Please advise.

Has anyone had a problem with feeling cold after using Miralax?

I, like others, go a week or longer without a BM and when I do have one the stool is very hard and I strain excessively. Miralax does help me but it makes my body feel extremely cold. When I had my last colonoscopy, after drinking the gallon prep, I was so cold I was shaking uncontrollably and... read more

MiraLax - When is the best time to take it?

My doctor recommended I take two doses a day, but I'm not sure about the best times to use it, so I would be interested to know about other peoples' experiences. Before a meal? After a meal? Just before bedtime? Before/after breakfast? Just trying to get a feel for how people are using... read more

Is steroid and Lidocaine application for anal fissure ( 3 weeks old fissure) with Miralax enough?

I am currently suffering from Anal fissure due to constipation since 3 weeks. It bled in the beginning and almost healed over two weeks. Yesterday I had another episode of constipation and my fissure bled again with too much of pain. My doctor prescribed me steroid and Lidocain gel for topical... read more

There is a FDA petition to get Miralax off the market. What can you share about the side effects?

... listed and the serious problems that have been reported to the FDA for the last ten years without an action, even though the FDA came out and warned in 2011 that neuropshychiatric events were possible. Three or more children have died from seizures from this? Is this safe for children since it... read more

Is there anything OTC comparable to Lactulose?

I am taking Lactulose and it works well for me. My doctor wonders why I would always need it. Miralax doesn't work for me. Is there anything OTC that is comparable to Lactulose so that I don't have to depend on a doctor to get the help I need? Thanks

HELP PLEASE, Conspationed, took Miralax 4 days, cramping but not doing anything?

Can you take Miralax to soften stool, and Dulcox together to help me go.

Fleet Enema - I have been constipated for 2wks now... I took stool softener for 4days but when I?

... still hadn't gone I took a stimulant laxative that was expired, it gave me cramping but didn't work at all, so I took 2 doses of miralax in 24hrs but woke up this morning and was so uncomfortable with abdominal bloating, fullness and just so uncomfortable that I decided to try an... read more

Why is Miralax not recommended for someone who has kidney disease?

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.

I have been prescribed to take Miralax everyday. I have been taking it for about 5 months. lately?

... sometimes I have not been able to make it to the bathroom on time. I just don't want to stop taking it because I went through a lot of pain and I never want to have that happen again. what do you think I should do?

Fleet Enema - Does an enema cause mucus to be expelled from the rectum?

I took Miralax last night (it didn't move my bowels) and took an enema this afternoon which produced small bowel movement (which was not loose) and an hour later I had mucus expelled from my rectum. Is this normal?

Problems with Fecal Impaction?

I was given some amitiza samples to try for opioid induced constipation. In four days I was impacted. It is terrible. I have gone back to miralax and stool softeners every day. It works, but at 3-6 days I have a huge cramping BM. Anyone else with OIC have anything that REALLY helps??

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