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Colace vs. Miralax for Constipation

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Colace

OTC
/ 40,302 posts
Other Names: Stool Softener   Doculax   Correctol   Enemeez   Doc Q Lace

Miralax

OTC
/ 70,348 posts
Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 40,302 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 70,348 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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By irish
February 6, 2014
irish wrote
stuttering , interesting
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After starting Miralax started stuttering
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What patients are saying about Colace vs. Miralax

4,861 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
an increasein Colace before increasing the Miralax....
...a larger dose. We don't use 1000mg very often.I would recommend an increasein Colace before increasing the Miralax....
I took colace three times a day and took Miralax...
...I took colace three times a day and took Miralax daily for about 3 ...also been eating fiber. I've stopped the Miralax, but take the colace twice a day and figure...
done Miralax, but my OB advised to take colace (or generic...
...almost the worst pregnancy symptom.  I swore by 3 colace a day.  I had done Miralax, but my OB advised to take colace (or generic equivalent).  I took three a day every...
with the miralax until you go then switch to colace to keep...
 Miralax \"helps\" you go. Its a ...it with so it works correctly. Colace is a softener...it will only ...two cent advice..stick with the miralax until you go then switch to colace to keep you g...
the Colace that I should switch to Miralax. Here are my...
...if I don't start to see results with the Colace that I should switch to Miralax. Here are my specific questions: 1) How much do ...don't feel like I'm getting any results from the Colac...
to my colon. I've taken Colace before when I had this...
Doydie - She actually switched me from Miralax to Colace. The Miralax is great but the laxative effect was too irritating to my colon. I've taken Colace before when I had this...
Colace has been a bust; going to try Miralax next. ...
...during pregnancy because it certainly worked for me before.  Colace has been a bust; going to try Miralax next.  Thanks for the...
working very well so I'm considering switching to Miralax...
...taking Colace twice a day and it's not working very well so I'm considering switching to Miralax.  It's not just a ...colonoscopies. Sorry the enema didn...
doing what it needs to be so I am going to change to Miralax...
...breath, it will pass. The colace isn't doing what it needs to be so I am going to change to Miralax. Good to see you back...
said no to miralax and to try colace. So I'll give that...
...and to try colace. So I'll give that a try. I'd even try prune juice at this point, and I think I may get some of that this evening too. I had the left side pain before I started having...
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