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Constipation (also known as costiveness, dyschezia, and dyssynergic defaecation) refers to bowel movements that are ...
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Miralax 27,843 Laxative 22,840 Stool Softener 15,590
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Metamucil vs Miralax

Metamucil
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Miralax
Other name: Psyllium (Psyllium)
Other name: Glycolax (Glycolax)
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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 ...
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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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Burning
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Depression
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Addiction
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Spotting
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Ketosis
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Dizzy
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Cough
1
Contractions
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Numbness
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Runny Nose
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Weight Gain
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Dehydrated
6
Hemorrhoids
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Depression
4
Fever
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Encopresis
3
Addiction
3
Stomach Problems
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Gag
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About Metamucil
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 ...
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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 used Miralax and had wonderful results. Suppositories,...
" ...5 days post op of no bowel movements, I used Miralax and had wonderful results. Suppositories, tons of water and metamucil did nothing for me. No cramping, No straining and the very next morning I... "

ve been slow to increase the dosage. Metamucil helps as we...
" ...minutes in I start getting cramps and want to go! Senna and stool softeners have help a little for me but still playing with the dosage to get the right effect. Increasing the frequency and dose... "

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I now take miralax daily and find it works much better for...
" I found out the hard way that Metamucil made my IC much worse. I now take miralax daily and find it works much better for me. constipation will set off a flare for me. I eat a high fiber... "

I buy the generic brand from Wal-Mart. It's been great
" ...well for me, but Miralax has done WONDERS. I buy the generic brand from... "

gether. I did for a while and it was working great. I...
" ...Janie, YES - you can use metamucil and miralax together. I did for a while and it was working great. I have read that taking the metamucil at one time is better then spreading it throughout ...the max... "

she takes Miralax. That works for her. Definitely see a doc...
" ...work or especially when I travel. Metamucil works for me. It's a good way to get fiber in your diet. If you take it daily, it should help. A friend of mine has some IBS issues and she takes Miralax.... "

fiber in my diet to be able to go off the metamucil. Good...
" Be careful with the Miralax. It works by drawing water into ...dependent. I have terrible hemroid form DD and was recommended to take Miralax. It worked well, but ...to be able to go off the metamucil. Good... "

juice since switching from Metamucil to Miralax. He would...
" ...less prune juice since switching from Metamucil to Miralax. He would have it at... "

I am thinking of switching from Metamucil to Miralax
" Actually I do take Metamucil and have for years because of IBS BUT I feel it ...hence the stool softener. I am thinking of switching from Metamucil... "

switched from Miralax to Metamucil, drank prune juice,...
" ...ate oatmeal with flax, switched from Miralax to Metamucil, drank prune juice, and finally ...that was the magic formula but I do feel better... "

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