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Constipation (also known as costiveness, dyschezia, and dyssynergic defaecation) refers to bowel movements that are ...
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Miralax 26,511 Laxative 22,051 Stool Softener 15,065
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Lactulose
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Miralax
Other name: Duphalac (Duphalac)
Other name: Glycolax (Glycolax)
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Constipation
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Constipation
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Colonoscopy
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IBS
Method of use:
Syrup
Method of use:
Syrup
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Lactulose is a synthetic, non-digestible sugar used in the treatment of chronic constipation and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease. It is a disaccharide (double-sugar) formed from one molecule each of the simple sugars (monosaccha...
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Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a Ether compound with many applications from industrial manufacturing to medicine. It has also been known as polyethylene oxide (PEO) or polyoxyethylene (POE), depending on its molecular weight, and under the trad...
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Top Concerns
Lac
Liver Disease
7
Weight Gain
6
Dehydrated
6
Diabetes
5
Ascites
4
Depression
4
Coma
4
Stomach Cramps
4
Colic
3
Spotting
3
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Weight Gain
7
Dehydrated
6
Hemorrhoids
5
Depression
4
Fever
3
Encopresis
3
Addiction
3
Stomach Problems
2
Rash
2
Gag
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Lactulose is a synthetic, non-digestible sugar used in the treatment of chronic constipation and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease. It is a disaccharide (double-sugar) formed from one molecule each of the simple sugars (monosaccha...
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Lactulose
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Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a Ether compound with many applications from industrial manufacturing to medicine. It has also been known as polyethylene oxide (PEO) or polyoxyethylene (POE), depending on its molecular weight, and under the trad...
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I'm just praying that Zelmac works and without side effects
" ...took Lactulose for a couple years. It worked for ...recommend it. Miralax also softens but still doesn't work very well. I need other things to actually go. I'm just praying that Zelmac work... "

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I switched back to Miralax and it's much better. He...
" ...and uncomfortable. I switched back to Miralax and it's much better. He switched me from Miralax but I think lactulose wasn't... "

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I'm using Miralax. It works better than lactulose,...
" Try magnesium or aloe juice. Aloe ...know from experience. I'm using Miralax. It works better than lactulose, but I find it works better when I take an... "

me to switch to Miralax instead of increasing the lactulose...
" ...In case the Lactulose doesn't quite get the job done, my Dr told me to switch to Miralax instead of ...overdose on lactulose, but too much causes other problems that are not good. Anyway, it... "

Lactulose to Miralax. It seems to be helping . She isnt...
" ...She has been having a problem with constipation and the dr switched her from Lactulose to Miralax. It seems to be helping . She isnt really eating , again, and has started to gag on her food... "

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Miralax since then (she's almost 3.5 now). It works great...
" ...and she has been on Miralax since then (she's almost 3.5 now). It works great for her. ...a newborn. I believe he started lactulose at 6 months and we switched to Miralax at 1. He's still on... "

We are going to try miralax now - she was on lactulose b/c...
" ...to try miralax now - she was on lactulose b/c I didn't want to give that chemically derived miralax, but I am getting desperate for relief. For her and myself, we don't get much sleep. I truly... "

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We tried miralax and it didn't work too well for her, so we...
" ...has serious issues too... We tried miralax and it didn't work too well for her, so we were switched to lactulose which seems to work better, ...I would ask for miralax or lactulose... they are... "

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we switched to Miralax, which works much better. Don't...
" ...used Lactulose with my older ...too slowly. Recently we switched to Miralax, which works much better. Don't k... "

from the Lactulose to the Miralax and so far so good....
" ...things up such as Miralax. After my surgery, my doctor put me on a regimen of stool softeners and Lactulose and that worked well for me for ...moving from the Lactulose to the Miralax and so far... "

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