The active ingredient in Miralax is Polyethylene glycol (PEG), a polyether compound with many applications from industrial manufacturing to medicine. There are questions of safety ingesting a chemical closely related to chemicals in industrial manufacturing:/www.webmd.com/children/news/20150106/laxative-ingredient-investigated
I agree with Ima about
not being afraid of Milk of Magnesia. The active ingredient is magnesium hydroxide which can be used as a magnesium supplement since most people are deficient in magnesium. The liquid form might be better because the tablets contain extra ingredients such as maltodextrin. I myself cannot take the liquid either because it contains sorbitol (which most people don't have a problem but it bothers me).
I also agree about
discussing an X-Ray with your G.I. BTW MoM is also a natural antacid for heartburn. As far as your constipation goes, besides MoM have you tried supplementing with soluble
fiber, such as psyllium (Metamucil), or Citrucel? You will find soluble fiber in many of our signatures.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys