I bought the small container of miralax today in hopes to regulate myself (plenty of water and fiber don't do it). I peeled back the label and it says don't use for more than 7 days. I've seen people say they use it daily.
What's the verdict? Has anyone discussed this with their surgeon? Is it safe to use daily? Should I use it every other day instead? I'm not looking for a constant clean-out, just something to keep me from being on the pot for over half an hour once a week having the worst BMs of my life.
I haven't had my surgery yet, but I've been taking Miralax every day for 8 years. I have IBS and started taking it right after the birth of my last child who just turned 8. My gastroenterologist recommended it.
I am a case managager and I have a child on my caseload with CP. She takes is everyday and has an RX for it. May be worth chcking with your doctor as it is quite expensive over the counter. Her Rx is for polyethylene glycol which is the same as Miralax but is probable much cheaper depending on your insurance.
Weight includes 21 Pounds lost on 2 Week Pre-op Diet
Thanks for the tip! I don't know about other areas but in my area places like walgreens, walmart, kroger, etc. have implemented that $4 prescription program, so I wonder if it's one of those. That would be nice. I paid $8 for 7 doses. My printer is out of ink so I couldn't use the coupon on their site.
To anyone who's looking into this or having issues with constipation- I can't vouch for the effectiveness just yet as I just finished taking it, but I mixed it with a 16oz water and it was absolutely tasteless.
hiya kaytie, yes u can use it daily, i do, and its the only thing thats worked 4 me, and my doc calls it in 4 me, so it only cost me 1dollar co-pay, i bought it before and it was almost 30dollars for a months worth, good luck hun......tracy.