Miralax and kidney failure?

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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Several months ago I went in for a CT scan, and the results showed mild renal atrophy. I talked with my friend who is a nurse (geriatrics), and she said that it seems as if there's a correlation between Miralax usage and renal failure in elderly patients. I have a chronic constipation problem that requires me to use Miralax at least 2x daily and weekly/bi-weekly Miralax purges. I have periodic back pains, in the same position where my kidneys are located.

Has anyone else heard of or have had kidney problems when using Miralax (poly-ethylene-glycol; PEG)?
26 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's disease March 2008. Battled a C. diff infection from Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Have been dealing with a severe flare for the past several weeks.

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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI told me that they removed Visacol and Osmo prep off the market since they caused kidney issues and that is why they now use Miralax for scope preps...have my 238g bottle awaiting tomorrow...I do have kidney stones which were found before I ever used Miralax and some kinds of kidney stones can be related to CD. There is more info on that on the ccfa.org site as for hearing anything like that about miralax no I have yet t hear that
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not heard that of Miralax either. But I tell you I use stool softners nightly and have for quite some time, and they gently and without using a laxative, get the stool out of me. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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