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  1. 3 yr old son always sick 14th May 2010
    ... was refusing to have a stool he was getting fruits miralax and mineral oil and nothing. For about six months ... trying to go on his own if give him an adult dose of miralax he will go. I have always notice that he never sweated...

  2. Severe constipaton 3rd April 2010
    ... specialist aftr specialist at 2 she was on two caps of miralax a day suppositories and enemas.. I know as a single ... then no put her bck on dairy she was up to 3 caps miralax a day by the time she was 6yrs old and two colace ... that the laxatives have not helped the situation as miralax barely works for her anymore... I will keep you in...
    ... to use an pediatric fleet enema and double dose the miralax , saturday morning another enema and double dose, saturday ... cleared him completely out from the inside out. Now it's Miralax twice a day for about a year. But he is clean now...

  3. Five year old with bowel problems 25th March 2010
    ... diagnosed with what was causing her bowel issues -- put on miralax to make her more regular, tested for celiacs, irriatable...
    ... to use an pediatric fleet enema and double dose the miralax , saturday morning another enema and double dose, saturday ... cleared him completely out from the inside out. Now it's Miralax twice a day for about a year. But he is clean now...

  4. Baby can't do bowel movements 12th March 2010
    ... COLOR="Navy"]You could try mixing a small amount of miralax in her formula/juice. It will help her go, and it...
    ... No, please don't use Miralax - it's only recommended for people over 17 yrs old...
    ... [QUOTE=Mari526;4225495]No, please don't use Miralax - it's only recommended for people over 17 yrs old ... children, I have found that many doctors are recommending miralax and consider it to be safe. There is allot of controversia ... l information regarding miralax on the internet, but many have used it with great ... all. Not a good thing.:( If you do choose to try miralax , please check with your doctor for the correct dose...
    ... children, I have found that many doctors are recommending miralax and consider it to be safe. There is allot of controversia ... l information regarding miralax on the internet, but many have used it with great ... all. Not a good thing.:( If you do choose to try miralax , please check with your doctor for the correct dose ... discussing it with the babies parents then recommend adding Miralax . Especially since the OP was talking about a...
    ... [QUOTE=Mari526;4225495]No, please don't use Miralax - it's only recommended for people over 17 yrs old ... point I was trying to make is that NOT ALL agree that miralax is harmful. If you read posts throughout this site ... children. To make a blanket statement warning against miralax might not be appropriate. I think it goes without ... My concern was for parents who might be using miralax under a doctors supervision might come across a post ... warning that miralax is harmful and not to be used in children. Something...
    ... was not making a "blanket statement" against using Miralax . If Miralax is being used on children under doctors...

  5. 3 yr old massive stools 14th February 2010
    ... prolapse? I'm surprised they don't have you using miralax instead of the type of laxative you're using. IMO...

  6. My son is sick and I don't know what to do 27th November 2009
    ... once in a while waking to cry. We also gave him some Miralax to help the process of him going the bathroom. Since ... take him in or if I should just be waiting for the Miralax to do it's job and for him to have a BM OR if it's...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tylenol

  7. 8 year old, intense abdominal pain, no fever 4th November 2009
    ... areas of build-up, but no general blockage, gave her miralax ). They also found moderate microscopic hematuria in...
    ... areas of build-up, but no general blockage, gave her miralax ). They also found moderate microscopic hematuria in...
    ... areas of build-up, but no general blockage, gave her miralax ). They also found moderate microscopic hematuria in...

  8. smelly bowel movements and smelly urine 9th July 2009
    ... your daughter check with the child's doctor about Miralax . Word of warning, a child does not need an adult dose ... water needs to be consumed during the day. I know Miralax is sometimes prescribed for children. Do not give...

  9. Blood in Toddler's Stool 9th June 2009
    ... Doc thinks it's probably fissures and said to use miralax but I don't want her system to get accustomed to it...
    ... probably fissures. My daughter had the same thing. Miralax is very safe to use and she will not become dependent...
    ... some of the natural remedies we did in fact try the miralax and it worked. We have her on it every other day to...
    ... Miralax is nothing to be nonchalant about. This a medicine ... that age went through the same thing. The thing with Miralax is that it does not solve the problem and people tend ... intake and as soon as I figured it out, she stopped. Miralax does not do that for you. I am glad you are looking ... a doctor if going to tell you to go home and use Miralax or prescribe you something because they are in the...
    ... poster on this one...I wouldn't rely too heavily on the Miralax . Don't treat the symptoms. Treat the problem. It...

  10. Large Bowel Movements 13th May 2009
    ... Sorry, correct spelling is Miralax ....
    ... and this will help get rid of the large poos. Miralax is a wonderful addition. It is stirred into water...

  11. Six yo son has green watery diahrrea and abdominal pain (m)... 9th March 2009
    ... tummy hurts. I know he's not constipated - he's on Miralax for that and has been for a long time. ANY ideas...

  12. dosage of miralax for a 8 year old 5th March 2009
    ... my daughter is 12 and she's taking miralax aswell, i give her 17g twice a day. she's been taking...
    ... Instructions on the Miralax bottle states for age 17 and older to take 17g. ONCE ... Remember, a person needs to drink plenty of water for Miralax to work. Not enouogh water and Miralax will cause ... to 17g and drink more water. I personally take Miralax and found insufficient water does not allow Miralax...

  13. miralax dosage for 3 year old 25th February 2009
    ... her. Because you have to be careful with laxatives. Miralax is the best one because supposedly the bowels don...

  14. I did it...I gave DD an enema:( 8th February 2009
    ... are not every effective on children. Have you tried Miralax ? It may take a day or two but it works very well...
    ... buy into a toddler's game, just keep giving her the Miralax , and eventually she will go. Take care, Sera....
    ... her about why she does this? Take another approach? Miralax and enemas are not the long term answer....
    ... who said to do the enema thing.. didnt work.. then miralax .. didnt work. My son was afraid to go also because...
    ... the 6th grade now so it's not easy...dr. has her on miralax she takes it twice a day and i clean her out with...
    ... suppostory every other day if she don't go. The ped said miralax , but I didn't want anything "internal". I have her...
    ... been to the Dr.'s since my first post. He put her on Miralax 3x daily until she was cleaned out, then after that ... more as needed. She poops only when I give her the Miralax . All of the fruits and juice I give her don't seem ... they said she had "diarrhea." It was actually runny Miralax poop :) So now I can;t do Miralax during those 3 days ... they'll send her home, but now that I've quit doing Miralax those days she's holding again. I sure hope it ends ... soon. I'm not a big fan of the Miralax , but I feel like I've exhausted my more "natural"...
    ... my kids age 8 and 5 have this issue. I was on the miralax at first every hour for 3 hours until she exploded...
    ... daughter is well aware of the days you don't give her the Miralax ? I'm wondering if it's just a mental thing at this ... little bit of confidence that she can do it without the Miralax ? Like maybe you could concoct some special medicine...
    ... grandma now) until my gastrointerologist prescribed Miralax on a regular basis. No more low water enemas needed ... pretty much it. So nice not to be constipated. Use Miralax on a daily basis in order to keep things flowing and ... to have a bm like a normal person. When taking Miralax or other for constipation a person needs to drink...

  15. what do u give a 2 yr. old for constipation 17th December 2008
    ... onstipated. My daughter doctor prescribes over the counter Miralax seems to do the trick....
    ... Miralax is not really the answer. Most of the time constipation ... not having a balance and can be remedied at home. Miralax does not treat the underlying condition. It is also...

  16. Son (6) middle/right abdominal pain since Sun AM (m).. 3rd December 2008
    ... actually. The pains dissapeared yesterday. He is on the Miralax and that is helping quite a bit. It must be the backed...

  17. HELP - selfinflicted constipation in 3yr old! 2nd October 2008
    ... with our son and the doctors just kept prescribing Miralax which didn't seem to work. I ended up going on the...

  18. how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old 19th August 2008
    ... Why does your three year old need Miralax ? It concerns me that these drugs are prescribed to...
    ... trying to heal mega colon or mega rectum issues). Miralax is safe to use as it doesn't stimulate bowels, and ... kids have major medical issues warranting the use of Miralax for a really long time. My daughter was on it in for...

  19. Fatigue in 4 1/2Yr old girl 31st May 2008
    ... have to talk to her gastro about. She is still on miralax every other day or she cannot have a bm and she will...

  20. 3 year old on 1 cap of Miralax and 15 month old with bowel issues. 7th May 2008
    ... how aggressively we need to treat this. He upped her Miralax dose from 1 cap ful(adult dose) to 2 cap fulls. For ... until further notice. We are also to mix 8 caps of Miralax with 64 oz of juice and she is to drink that in the...
    ... shrink back to normal size. And with the amount of miralax you are dealing with I don't think you will see pudding...
    ... She is actually doing a lot better. Still on teh miralax , but going everyday on the potty! It has been a long...

  21. 2 yr old girl bowel movment problems 22nd April 2008
    ... will eventually make bowels "lazy". Maybe ask for Miralax instead (that will make the poop softer by adding...
    ... she was 2 - she is now 4.5. We are currently using Miralax (you can buy it at Walmart now) and its worked wonders...
    ... know of several parents who've had to resort to using miralax instead....
    ... had problems...Children's Hospital put them on daily Miralax before it was over the counter and it was a miracle...
    ... over the counter laxative with similar properties to miralax -- it draws water out of the colon (large) intestine ... has their children on daily maintenance dosages of miralax . With DS, the first time he used his potty chair...
    ... seem to be a bit sweeter. A lot of doctors recommend Miralax , but I have found it does not work on my daughter...

  22. 6 year old, chronic belly aches 10th April 2008
    ... started to think it was nerves, also. Now she's on Miralax daily, and she's perfectly fine....
    ... Scope isnt until july 21, so we are on huge doses on miralax and prevasid until then. THank you for all you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zantac

  23. miralax is this good for child who is 1 yr. old 12th March 2008
    ... I am going to say no because Miralax is a drug and it contains chemicals which are harsh...

  24. Miralax Dosage 17th December 2007
    ... Doesn't sound right to me, but none the less, Miralax is a DRUG. It gas chemicals in it, so I would really...
    ... her a children's enema two days before you do the Miralax treatment and a day before the Miralax treatment. ... poop is stuck at the exit (pardon my language), the Miralax is just going to give her stomach cramps... Hope...
    ... Miralax Dosage -------------------------------------- ... just told me to give my daughter a whole bottle of miralax mixed with 64 oz of water and drink it all within ... day. Is this safe. ----- A normal, adult dosage of miralax is taking 17 grams in 8 oz of fluid daily. If the ... thinks it's safe, try someone else. First of all, miralax hasn't yet been proven "safe" for children. Secondly...
    ... colon. I know plenty of encopresis kids who have used Miralax without ANY trouble for really long periods of time ... with all kinds of other laxatives, but never with Miralax . L....

  25. miralax dosing for 5 year old with severe hypotonia 10th December 2007
    ... matter of how much they need. My son is 2.5 and been on miralax for almost a year. He gets severly constipated without...

  26. dosage of miralax 22nd November 2007
    ... sure if it was a good idea to put your daughter on miralax for so long unless it's the doctors orders...but even...
    ... No Miralax does not cause dependency nor a weak colon. It isn ... diagnosis is (megacolon?). But it seems like just taking Miralax isn't helping your daughter enough... L....
    ... Mmmmmm..... Miralax is still a DRUG so I wouldn't consider it safe. You...
    ... all the laxatives your doctor could prescribe (and Miralax you can now buy without a prescription) Miralax is...
    ... with CF whose children are on maintenance dosages of miralax because of bowel issues. Miralax, like milk of mag...

  27. Constipation Help 14th November 2007
    ... had constipation troubles...and pediatrician ordered Miralax and that has been a very good thing! It used to be ... complaining of not feeling good/tummy aches she starts the Miralax . One granddaughter is now a teenager and won't discuss...

  28. 11 month old baby has constipation 27th September 2007
    ... easier for them. Ask your pediatircian but long term Miralax worked great. I just put a little bit in some juice...

  29. feelbad (marcia)... 10th August 2007
    ... when things are scary. I've been giving him the miralax since the last incident of blood...I thought the doctor...

  30. Need help or suggestions as to whats wrong with my son 2nd August 2007
    ... the bowels to mover more regularly. Also now that Miralax is available over the counter, you might try that...
    ... [COLOR="Navy"]I would try Miralax also. It is sold over the counter at Target, walmart...

  31. Please help 3 year old refusing to poop 20th July 2007
    ... My pediatrician told me to give him miralax once a day even though I don't think he was constipated ... " ect ect. Nothing works! I am just hoping the miralax gets him going (even if it is in his pants) so we...

  32. 2 Year old with constipation 10th July 2007
    ... is a medication that is now over the counter called MIRALAX . when my dd was 2, it was a prescription but she...
    ... years old. I agree with the other poster, try the miralax . It is safe to use and works really well. She also ... holding it in and that makes it worse. Do try the Miralax . I don't think you should be doing enemas so much...
    ... Thanks, a lot of people have mentioned Miralax , but I haven't been able to find it. My daughters...
    ... enemas, it wasn't meant to be at all! Regarding the Miralax , have her doctor write a prescription for it. I still...
    ... taking you seriously (esp since he has never mentioned Miralax which is pretty standard for consitpation). Good luck...
    ... days to clear out the hard stuff. I need to give her Miralax (2 tsp) once a day for up to 6 months. The Miralax...
    ... to make it better but i really do believe that the miralax is a good starting place. my dd has had the abdominal...
    ... After a while into the problem we were finally given miralax which he still takes(he is now 8 years old!). I was ... thin side and has him dosed at two capfuls a day of miralax but then he seems to lose any control and is runny...
    ... Miralax ! My daughter has been on it for 4 years. It has...

  33. endoscopy on 7yo girl 12th June 2007
    ... and consistent. she is currently on prevacid and miralax . my husband is a little unsure as to whether we...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prevacid

  34. Help!!! Bi-lateral renal reflux & ureter duplication in 6 1/2 yr. girl 11th June 2007
    ... She wanted us to do a bowel prep & then give her Miralax every day. I have a problem believing she is constipated ... I don't want her system to get dependent on them. Miralax has not been approved for children & is only supposed...

  35. 8 yr old/soils underwear/bm like glue 8th March 2007
    ... Wednesday) and then you will give him a laxative (like Miralax ) every hour for about 8 hours. This will make his ... everything will come out eventually. I usually do the Miralax in red gatorade as it is easy to know when your child ... liquid will come out! After that he will be put on Miralax (or something like that )Milk of Magnesia or Lactulose...

  36. 4.5 Yr. Old - Constipation/Encopresis/Vomiting Since Sept ! (m).. 13th January 2007
    ... so backed up. She is now on the maximum dosage of Miralax every day . If she misses a dose she will get constipated...
    ... yr old has severe constipation. He has been taking miralax since he was about 1 and a half. I still tells me...

  37. Need Help....Constipation in Toddler 20th November 2006
    ... had problems. About 9 months ago we did a trial of Miralax , which helped but not a solution. It is horrible...

  38. Encopresis my daughter "HELP" (LUKA and others) 27th August 2006
    ... year old daughter has this since age 4, she is on miralax right now. And started going back to a Ped. gastro...
    ... nauseas and she would eat a lot less. No such problem on Miralax . Weight gain in itself is not a bad thing, but you...
    ... short. Yes she is still soiling even though on the miralax . But not as bad. But her belly seems to swell more...

  39. 5 yr old having #1 and #2 accidents (Mirlax and encopresis, etc...) 5th July 2006
    ... having the problems and began seeing a GI specialist, Miralax daily, potty sits etc. He was also wetting the bed ... to a new DR next week as i dont want to go thru the miralax routine again. my sons self-esteem has totally been...
    ... peditrician that knew what my son had. we were trying the Miralax that would give him Diarreha then we quit and had ... bowel out with the medicine called Lactulose and some Miralax . Know he wants us to have a Sitz Marker X-ray done ... If they are gone then we will have to continue the Miralax and we are also going to see a psycotherapist to help...

  40. miralax for constipation 16th May 2006
    ... I am an adult taking Miralax and it works great "IF" you drink plenty of water ... . Miralax works by bulking up the stools. Be sure your daughter ... problems contribute a lot to my constipation problem and Miralax has been a blessing for me....
    ... Milk of Magnesia, lactuloose, senna, dulcolax and now Miralax ). Miralax works the best. It does not cause dependency...
    ... laxative. Milk of Magnesia, and also mineral oil. Miralax was the only thing that worked. She was so backed ... eat considerably less. She was miserable w/o the Miralax . She was on for atleast a year, until she outgrew...
    ... My daughter is 5 and has been on Miralax for 1 and 1/2 years under the direction of a pediatric ... backed up. This problem has been very trying. On the Miralax she does have fairly regular soft BMs but she also ... of finetuning to her dosage and the timing of the Miralax . I am somewhat disheartened that this is taking so...
    ... finally follow my gut feeling. I halved her dosage of Miralax (the pediatriac gi said that soiling had something ... do with impaction, I believed it was just too much Miralax ) and I have become extrmely strict with bathroom routines...
    ... at night. By the way, I also think that too much Miralax causes some of the accidents. I cut mine by 25% from...
    ... am encouraged for the first time. She's still on Miralax , but is pooping once a day and only soiling periodically ... this stuff didn't matter.) I stopped mixing the miralax with milk and switched to juice or gatorade. My husband...
    ... may be useful to those who visit this site: 1. MiraLAX works by INCREASING the volume of water in the large ... enough for the stool to become soft. 2. Too little MiraLAX will not cause enough water in the stool to soften ... . 3. Too much MiraLAX will cause watery stools, or leakage because there ... However, we cannot drink gallons of water every day. MiraLAX keeps the water in our intestines longer, AND replenishes ... the electrolytes. 6. MiraLAX is not a stimulant, and should not be habit forming...

  41. help! 3 weeks/3 yr old no bm 16th April 2006
    ... different color (greyish)? Does he smell funny? Miralax will sometimes take a few days to work, but what you ... The impaction will work as a plug and so pushing Miralax from the top down is not going to do the trick, you ... of (even part of) the impaction you can either try Miralax , or a dulcolax or sennakot tablets. Then again...
    ... the doctor said to double up on the miralax , stop the enemya until friday, then try again. the...

  42. 15 month old having difficult bowel movements 5th December 2005
    ... Granted, she has other issues as well. She is now on Miralax and it has made our lives so much easier. The Miralax ... the counter stool softners? My daughter takes the Miralax daily (3 tbs) and it works wonders. I hope that something...

  43. 5 year with constant urinary tract infections 5th December 2005
    ... an incredibly alarming rate. We are now down from Miralax everyday to every other day. She has been clean for...
    ... Does the Miralax make her poop rather mushy? Depending on the antibiotic ... possible causes for frequent UTI's. My daughter takes Miralax and has taken antibiotics to speed up her bowels and...

  44. 7 yo still having accidents 3rd November 2005
    ... extra fiber or prune juice, can also be something like Miralax ). Small accidents that are not followed by a proper...
    ... stool leaks out they aren't aware of it. My son is on miralax which is tasteless and can be mixed with any liquid...

  45. Constipation/Vomiting/Bed Wetting 15th July 2005
    ... constiopation every since she was born (she's now on Miralax ). Occasionally she will wet the bed in the middle...
    ... constiopation every since she was born (she's now on Miralax ). Occasionally she will wet the bed in the middle...

  46. Advice for MRI 20th June 2005
    ... asking the GI doc about it again. He had given us miralax the last time. Does your daughter have to run to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Singulair

  47. poop experts (chonic constipation in 7 year old)? 12th June 2005
    ... muscle tone, it is there). Right now she is one Miralax and it seems to work ok but not perfect. I know it ... to normal size) When we do a clean out, we use the Miralax and it goes very quick and very well. My daughter ... started agin. Her gastro told me to up the dosage of Miralax : not stronger but more of it (14 oz, instead of 12...
    ... ffectiveness and we constantly were upping the doasage. The Miralax had been working well for a year now... How old...

  48. Help me disguise the Medicine 2nd May 2005
    ... doctor to see if he can suggest something else. I know miralax is a prescription strength laxative that acts the...

  49. 11 year old with irritable bowel syndrome help! 20th December 2004
    ... consitpation pretty much all of her life. We are on Miralax , 2 tbs a day which is a max dose for anyone of her...

  50. 4 year old Screaming her bum hurts! 28th October 2004
    ... are watching his diet, etc.etc...currently he's on miralax for a few months now and we are tapering off in a...

  51. Ilium Atresia and Constipation 24th July 2004
    ... her stooling. In addition, I was to give her the MiraLax daily. I'm not fond of having her take the MiraLax...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Erythromycin Zantac

  52. Constipation in a two year old 15th March 2003
    ... could make it past. We ended up having to be put on Miralax which gave him major diarhea, but the doc and all...
    ... We have been to many doctors, had tests and been on miralax for 2 1/2 years. I have done many searches on many ... having constant, painful constipation, even while on miralax . We had to hold his hand and even hold him while...

  53. constipation 27th July 2002
    ... went. To make a long story short, they put him on Miralax , an adault laxative you mix with water, and drink ... his life. Help!! anything you might know about this miralax , or preventing constipation please let me know!! ...
    ... troubles going to the bathroom. My daughter has been on Miralax for a little over two years. What your doctor failed ... reason behind it all, then slowly wean him off the Miralax . I hope this has helped you some. If you have any...

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