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Lactulose vs. Miralax for Constipation

Lactulose

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/ 30,181 posts
Other Names: Duphalac   Enulose   Kristalose   Generlac   Constulose

Miralax

OTC
/ 72,119 posts
Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 30,181 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 72,119 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
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By robert leon
April 30, 2014
robert leon wrote
big difference between the two!!!
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By irish
February 6, 2014
irish wrote
stuttering , interesting
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By sarita
August 28, 2013
sarita wrote
After starting Miralax started stuttering
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By Jeannie
August 2, 2013
Jeannie wrote
Miralax and up all night with stomach cramps
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What patients are saying about Lactulose vs. Miralax

980 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
cannot tolerate even small doses of Miralax without stomach...
...couple of years. She cannot tolerate even small doses of Miralax without stomach pain but Lactulose was just fine. She had no side effects and it was very gentle - no cramps. It just made her...
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...
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...
My oldest had a reaction to miralax. It flared his...
...My oldest had a reaction to miralax. It flared his reflux up terribly. So, we ended up going with Lactulose, and he does...
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