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Is it safe to take more than one miralax dose daily

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Is it safe to take more than one miralax dose daily?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  dr.sehr replied 6 years ago.

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The usual dose is 17 grams (about 1 heaping tablespoon) of powder per day (or as directed by physician) in 4 to 8 ounces of water. Each bottle of MiraLax is supplied with a measuring cap marked to contain 17 grams of laxative powder when filled to the indicated line. One to 3 days (24 to 72 hours) may be required to produce a bowel movement.

If it is taken in dose more then recommended dose then Nausea, abdominal bloating, cramping and flatulence may occur. High doses may produce diarrhea and excessive stool frequency, particularly in elderly patients.

So it is better to avoid excessive dose intake.




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