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Colace vs. Miralax for Constipation

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Colace

OTC
/ 43,383 posts
Other Names: Stool Softener   Doculax   Correctol   Enemeez   Doc Q Lace

Miralax

OTC
/ 74,880 posts
Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 43,383 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 74,880 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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By irish
February 6, 2014
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stuttering , interesting
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August 28, 2013
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After starting Miralax started stuttering
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Miralax and up all night with stomach cramps
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What patients are saying about Colace vs. Miralax

5,196 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
2/18/10 I started with Colace, but it didn't work for...
...started with Colace, but it didn't work for me. Switched to MiraLax and that works like a...
I used colace, miralax, and suppositories with no luck. My...
I used colace, miralax, and suppositories with no luck. My dr told me to take MOM 4 days out if I...
so far. I also take 2 colace before I take miralax. I don't...
...try miralax? My ob suggested that & it's worked better than anything else so far. I also take 2 colace before I...
the colace les. go with miralax. much better--although...
...the colace les. go with miralax. much better--although it's a softener. it works so well it...
does nothing for me. Miralax is awesome, my DD has to...
Colace does nothing for me. Miralax is awesome, my DD has to use it and I've used it a few...
had previously tried miralax, colace, and prune juice to no...
...tablets and they have worked well for me. I had previously tried miralax, colace, a...
to colace, I think it is more effective. It is also...
...a full dose of miralax plus 3 colace each day, and a little benefiber. This works for me most ...drugs! Cari - I prefer miralax to colace, I think it is more effective. It...
and miralax? Colace: This medication helps fluids to mix...
...What is the difference between colace and miralax? Colace: This medication helps fluids to ...treat constipation. Miralax This medication is used to treat occasional constipation. It works by h...
GasX 2 tabs twice a day... kept things loose which was great...
...on me at home. The miralax is tasteless in juice and works great...no ...I took Colace 3x/day and GasX 2 tabs twice a day... kept things loose which was great because of...
I did colace, miralax and suppositories to no avail. My dr...
I did colace, miralax and suppositories to no avail. My dr told me that if I didn't go by day 4 to break out the m.o.m. I had a huge appetite after surgery so my abdomen felt really full by day...
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