How long does it take Miralax to work?
I am embarrassed to post this, but I am miserable. I have never taken it before, and I have a meeting beginning at 7:00 a.m. I am afraid if I take it tonight, I will have an 'emergency' during my meeting and have to run out of the room. How long does it take to work normally? and how bad does it hit you?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Miralax is very gentle and very slow at moving things along...JMHO..
on 11/11/08 5:59 pm
Highest 268 / Current Weight 188(6/9/09) / Goal 130
RNY Dec. 18, 2007
Onderland reached 7/21/08
God is good... All of the time!
If at any point, things grind to a halt and stop moving, go back up to the last effective dose for a week, and then try to lower it again. If things are still not moving well then, talk to your surgeon.
PS - I should mention that I'm a medical transcriptionist, and I did three years of strictly pediatric GI work. The 17 g a day dosing is VERY common for children under 10, just to give you some reference.
That said, I'd never recommend that someone take any new med they hadn't tried before if they knew they had an important meeting the next day.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG), the active (and only) ingredient in MiraLax, is also the active (and only) ingredient in the bowel-prep GoLytely. The only difference between them is the absolute dose of PEG. GoLytely contains many, many times more PEG as well as fluid, and as such has a completely different action: it causes explosive diarrhea shortly after you ingest a significant quantity of it. That's why it's used for bowel-prep before colonoscopies. 1 capsul of MiraLax should not cause this.
If you need immediate relief, why not try a glycerin suppository?
Rny Gastric Bypass 11/6/2007
Starting Weight 359.9- Surgeons Goal: 160
Personal Goal: 130