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newbie2009
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor recently told me to try Miralax because I only have a bowel movement once every 3-5 days. I thought that was the norm until I recently discussed this subject with a nutritionist. Also, I eat a lot of fiber and beans so I am always bloated and gassy. However, I don't usually feel constipated (i.e., no pain at elimination). I have not been diagnosed with any intestinal or bowel disorders, but am due for my first colonoscopy. My PCP said the infrequent elimination may be due to a redundant colon, which I guess the colonoscopy will show if that's true.
 
My question is about possible Miralax interference with other drugs. I saw a post on this forum about the possibility of Miralax preventing other medications from being absorbed, such as synthroid. However, I didn't see an answer to this question. Does anyone know if this is a concern? My first priority is to do everything possible to ensure that my thyroid medication is absorbed because I am tired all the time as it is.
 
Thanks in advance for your help!

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Since you have to take thyroid med on an empty stomach and wait at least an half hour I think you would be safe if you take the Miralax after. You are not supposed to have anything in your stomach. I know with my Maalox I have to make sure that I take my meds at least an hour before I take Maalox or anything for my stomach. It wouldn't take long for a pill to be disolved and absorbed. I don't know when you are supposed totake the Miralax but you do need to take the thyroid med in the AM.

newbie2009
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   Posted 2/25/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your quick response, Canyonbabe711.
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