What is MiraLax?MiraLax is used to relieve occasional constipation in people ≥17 years of age or older. It generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 3 days.
What is the most important information I should know about MiraLax?MiraLax is not for prolonged use; speak with your doctor if you need a laxative for longer than 1 week.
Stop use and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or your nausea, bloating, cramping, or abdominal pain becomes worse, get diarrhea, or need to use a laxative for longer than 1 week.
Who should not take MiraLax?Do not use MiraLax if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of your doctor.
Do not use MiraLax if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol.
Unless your doctor directs otherwise, do not use MiraLax for more than 2 weeks. Do not take a larger dose or more often than your doctor tells you. Do not use more than 7 days.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of MiraLax?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with this drug. Also talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney problems, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and adolescents ≥17 years: The usual dose is 17 grams daily.
How should I take MiraLax?Fill to the top of the white section in the cap, which is marked to indicate the correct dose (17 grams). Stir and dissolve 1 capful or packet of MiraLax powder in 4-8 ounces of a beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) such as water, juice, soda, coffee, or tea. Drink completely. Use MiraLax once a day.
What should I avoid while taking MiraLax?Do not use if foil seal under cap, printed with "SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION," is missing, open or broken.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with MiraLax?Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug.
What are the possible side effects of MiraLax?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: rectal bleeding, bloating, cramps, gas, nausea, abdominal pain; loose watery, more frequent stools
Can I receive MiraLax if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of MiraLax?Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store MiraLax?Store at room temperature.
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