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Metamucil vs. Miralax for Constipation

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Metamucil

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Miralax

OTC
/ 70,231 posts
Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 57,540 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 70,231 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and dietary fiber supplement. The Metamucil brand has existed since 1934, and was owned by G.D. Searle & Company until 1985 when Procter & Gamble acquired the brand. The active ingredient is psyllium seed husks. It ... 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 irish
February 6, 2014
irish wrote
stuttering , interesting
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By Edison
September 15, 2013
Edison wrote
Burning urine
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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
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Miralax and up all night with stomach cramps
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What patients are saying about Metamucil vs. Miralax

2,104 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to stop the Miralax and switch to 2 Colace tablets over the...
...also said to stop the Miralax and switch to 2 Colace tablets over the next ...10 grams of fiber like Metamucil to my diet each day. ...it. Also said to use Calmoseptine ointment on the outsi...
since I'm nursing...ok so here's my question...is metamucil...
...make me constipated. Im going to try IB profen in hospital since I'm nursing...ok so here's my question...is metamucil ok tontske? my ...and metamucil or try miralax?? And Friends....please thi...
to stop the Miralax and switch to 2 Colace tablets over the...
...also said to stop the Miralax and switch to 2 Colace tablets over the next ...10 grams of fiber like Metamucil to my diet each day. ...nuts. Also said to use Calmoseptine ointment on the out...
and Magnesium tablets and am staying away from Metamucil. I...
...this is just so horrible what we have to endure . Do you still use Miralax every day ? Did you do your surgery at Mayo ? I am still much in pain (it is 12:30 after midnight )- I just had my last...
Metamucil each day, but now we've switched to the Miralax...
...a daily dose of the Miralax & it has helped his constipation tremendously. He used to use Metamucil each day, but now we've switched to the Miralax because it is more effective....
fiber. Miralax is another good product....get your fiber...
metamucil works great. Sometimes it takes ...the fiber. Miralax is another good product....get you...
I use Miralax as well. It works great for me. Ever so often...
...use Miralax as well. It works great for me. ...things (more fiber, metamucil, etc.) and that seems t...
at dinnertime.  Since I started this, I've had no problems...
...Tramadol or Xanax.  Miralax is good, but I like ...the morning and Metamucil at dinnertime.  Since I started this, I've had...
tried EVERYTHING. Metamucil is really good, but it doesn't...
...the years I've tried EVERYTHING. Metamucil is really good, but it doesn't provide ...on a daily basis. I hate Miralax, never works for me. Colace...
I take it twice a day and viola!  I feel sooo much better...
...has red dye, mirilax is just scary (same stuff thats ...all natural, old school metamucil.  Just make sure it doesn't have fake sugar.  I take it twice a day and viola!  I feel sooo much better...
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