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Is miralax a stool softener or laxative?

MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative. That means it draws water into the colon, which softens the stool and may naturally stimulate the colon to contract. These actions help ease bowel movements. Colace is a stool softener.

Is Miralax a stimulant laxative? 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.

Will Miralax soften hard stool? Miralax will work to soften stool that has hardened in your bowels. It won’t hurt to give it a try and work out your own routine. I say this only because of your description of ‘leathery’. Old stool will look slightly grayish & leathery.

Is it safe to take Miralax everyday? Miralax is definitely safe to use on a daily basis according to any and all of the gastroenterolgists I have seen in the past or seeing currently. The daily use is much safer than using Senacot and stool softeners every day.

Can Miralax cause urinary problems? Urinary tract infection is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Colace, and have Pain.

Precautions

Precautions

  • May mix in water, juice, soda, tea, or coffee.
  • Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency.
  • May take several days for full benefit.
  • May mix in water, juice, soda, tea, or coffee.
  • Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency.
  • May take several days for full benefit.
  • Report severe diarrhea or abdominal pain to Dr.
  • Call doctor if you are not getting better
  • Maintain a well balanced diet
  • Do not use unnecessarily

  • For powder products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?What are the side effects of Miralax? MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350) is used as a laxative to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements. MiraLAX is available over-the-counter and in generic form. Common side effects of MiraLAX include: nausea, abdominal cramping, bloating, upset stomach,

Is Miralax addictive to bowel? MiraLAX is not an addictive medication. However, long-term use or overuse could result in dependence on laxatives to produce a bowel movement or an imbalance of body salts (electrolyte imbalance). To avoid this problem, do not take MiraLAX for longer than seven days unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so.

Can Miralax cause stomach problems? Occasionally, MiraLax may cause nausea, stomach fullness, cramping, diarrhea and/or gas. Do not take if you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or distention, which may be due to bowel obstruction.

Can Miralax be taken everyday? Miralax can be taken daily as well, but usually only for chronic constipation. In cases where both Miralax and a fiber product (such as Benefiber) are used, the Miralax is discontinued when constipation symptoms are controlled.