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Metamucil vs. Miralax for Constipation

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Metamucil

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Miralax

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Other Names: Glycolax   Clearlax   Smoothlax   Purelax   Dulcolax Balance
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 60,211 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 75,719 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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August 28, 2013
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After starting Miralax started stuttering
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Miralax and up all night with stomach cramps
I had severe stomach cramps as well.
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What patients are saying about Metamucil vs. Miralax

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I've been slow to increase the dosage. Metamucil helps as...
...softeners have help a little for me but still playing with the dosage to get the right effect. Increasing the frequency and dose each round. I've tried miralax but that has not helped but...
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...
together. I did for a while and it was working great....
...- 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 ...along with Miralax, and th...
and she takes Miralax. That works for her. Definitely see...
...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. That works for...
fiber in my diet to be able to go off the metamucil. Good...
...careful with the Miralax. It works by drawing water ...body became dependent. I have terrible hemroid form DD and was recommended to take Miralax. It worked well, but ...be able to go off the...
and Metamucil, but the only thing that has really helped...
...before.  Since then, I've been very constipated.  I've tried collace (stool softeners) and Metamucil, but the only thing that has really helped me is Miralax...but I'm afraid to use it too often...
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
...I do take Metamucil and have for years because of IBS BUT I feel ...hence the stool softener. I am thinking of switching from Metamucil to...
It works better than metamucil. It encourages you...
Try Miralax. It works better than metamucil. It encourages you to go naturally, its not a stimulant, and once you mix it in your...
you ever tried a Miralax ? Or Benefiber powder ? Metamucil...
...you ever tried a Miralax ? Or Benefiber powder ? Metamucil makes poop bulkier and ...some people. For me Metamucil worked fantastic after the...
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