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Lactulose vs. Miralax for Constipation

Lactulose

Rx
/ 30,004 posts
Other Names: Duphalac   Enulose   Kristalose   Constulose   Generlac

Miralax

OTC
/ 70,257 posts
Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 30,004 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 70,257 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By irish
February 6, 2014
irish wrote
stuttering , interesting
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By sarita
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 Lactulose vs. Miralax

945 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
from the Lactulose to the Miralax and so far so good....
...soften things up such as Miralax. After my surgery, my doctor ...of stool softeners and Lactulose and that worked well for me for ...am moving from the Lactulose to the Miralax and so far so...
I took Lactulose for a couple years. It worked for a short...
...Roz, I took Lactulose for a couple years. It worked for a short ...it. When I stopped and switched to Miralax, I realized how much gas I had been getting from lactulose. I don't recommend it...
this morning so I guess I will just switch to the lactulose...
...the quick replies. I already gave her 1/4 cap miralax this morning so I guess I will just switch to the lactulose tomorrow. Kate?, I think you said senna causes bowel...
him. Miralax has never caused my son gas, though...
...night to untangle him. Miralax has never caused my son gas, though we switched from Lactulose to Miralax and Lactulose caused horrific,...
me off of miralax and changed me to Lactulose. Then I will...
...Miralax since December, doubled ...today because I am so frustrated (digestive disease doctor is on vacation). PCP took me off of miralax and changed me to Lactulose. Then I will...
I've also switched from Lactulose to Miralax on the advice...
...has really been a problem and it makes BMs really difficult. As a side, I've also switched from Lactulose to Miralax on the advice of my GP, so we shall see what comes of it....
but it wasn't doing the job, so we switched to Miralax...
...for a little while, but it wasn't doing the job, so we switched to ...
miralax either so they switched her to lactulose. It's...
My daughter won't drink miralax either so they switched her to lactulose. It's alot easier to get her to take two ...the one thing with the miralax in...
her Dr switched her from Miralax to Lactulose (instead of a...
...is almost 20 months old and has had trouble with bowel movements since birth. If she is not on medicine, they are few and far between and very hard, she cries the whole time she goes. She has bee...
the dr switched her from Lactulose to Miralax. It seems to...
...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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