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.
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.
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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