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MILK OF Magnesia vs. Miralax for Constipation

MILK OF Magnesia

OTC
/ 29,815 posts
Other Names: Magnesium Hydroxide

Miralax

OTC
/ 70,255 posts
Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 29,815 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 70,255 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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By Scarfase
April 13, 2014
Scarfase wrote
Milk of Magnesia and H-Pylori
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By irish
February 6, 2014
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stuttering , interesting
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January 10, 2014
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Milk of Magnesia v Pepto Bismol
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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 MILK OF Magnesia vs. Miralax

2,260 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Magnesia to Miralax seem to have helped. My stools are now...
...softeners. I take 100mg colace in the morning and 17 grams of Miralax at night. Switching from Milk of Magnesia to Miralax seem to have helped. My stools ...for complete evacuation. Miralax seem...
Miralax and milk of magnesia have both worked well for me...
...I've never done an enema, they kinda scare me Miralax and milk of magnesia have both worked well for me - the miralax took about 3-4 days ...next day. My doc said miralax was fine, I didn't...
of magnesia. The milk of magnesia works alot faster but I...
#10 I've used miralax(actually used it today) and milk of magnesia. The milk of magnesia works alot faster but I ...relief so I used miralax. The milk of magnesia helped me out alot...
term help. The Miralax is good for long term consistent...
#3 Milk of Magnesia is good for short term help. The Miralax is good for long term consistent ...days of consistent usage of the Miralax to work. Pain meds ...be patient with the Mir...
from a nurse--milk of magnesia. It works relatively quickly...
Miralax is great disguised in Welch's Grape ...tip from a nurse--milk of magnesia. It works relatively quickly thou...
doses of milk of magnesia to blow out my rocks...and it was...
...take 1-2 days for colace/Miralax to work, so don't give up ...them. I had to take 2 doses of milk of magnesia to blow out my rocks...and it was painful...
a little \"faster\", good old Milk of Magnesia does the tri...
Miralax works pretty well for me ...little \"faster\", good old Milk of Magnesia d...
check the fiber in it.) Milk of Magnesia has been helpful,...
...last week, and constipation is one of my worst symptoms. In the past I've used Miralax which has helped. (Thought I'm not ...the fiber in it.) Milk of Magnesia has bee...
check the fiber in it.) Milk of Magnesia has been helpful,...
...last week, and constipation is one of my worst symptoms. In the past I've used Miralax which has helped. (Thought I'm not ...the fiber in it.) Milk of Magnesia has been...
try the milk of magnesia and see I it works. Try mixing it...
...DD. First her doc had us give her 1-2 tablespoons of milk of magnesia per day. That ...teaspoons of Miralax which has worked great for ...maybe try the milk of magnesia and see I it works. Tr...
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