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christycheri924
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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
How long does Miralax take to work?
 
Last night I took a second dose and nothing has happen yet.  I was hoping for some relief yesterday but nothing happened.
 
Can you take more than the one dose per day?

dbab
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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Miralax is not designed to work work right away. It normally takes a few days to kick in but can in as soon as the second day. I would not recommend upping the recomended dose without consulting your doctor. Laxatives must be used with extreme caution as they can upset your electrolyte balance. If you are looking for a quick fix and you will be home all day, you may want to try a fleet enema or OTC prep kit. A Dulcolax usually will work within the day but it is a stimulant laxative so you may have a bit of cramping.

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christycheri924
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   Posted 5/16/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info...I actually got a little relief before me workout this morning...Feels a little less uncomfortable and will take a few more days to get full relief.

dbab
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   Posted 5/16/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear its working. I have been taking it for over 2 years now (under doctor's supervision - not designed to take long term) and I feel so much better. Between that and my fiber, I'm not sure what it is but the combination works wonders for me. I still get the occasional problems here and there but I have to say that its so much better.
"Des"
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements


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