Can you take Dulcolax and MiraLAX together?
Take 4 Dulcolax tablets with a drink of clear liquids. Mix the Miralax in a 64-ounce bottle of Gatorade or other clear liquid of choice. Cap the bottle and shake the bottle to dissolve the powder. Most people prefer to drink the liquid chilled so you may want to place it in the refrigerator.
How long does it take for MiraLAX and Dulcolax to work?
This prep often works within 30 minutes, but it may take as long as 4-6 hours. Someone must accompany you and take you home after the procedure. Do not drive for 8 hours after your procedure.
Is MiraLAX and Dulcolax the same?
Dulcolax contains bisacodyl, a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement. Miralax contains polyethylene glycol 3350, an osmotic laxative. It works by attracting water in the colon, which softens stools and makes them easier to pass.
How long after taking MiraLAX Should I have a bowel movement?
Bowel movements usually begin within 1 hour of drinking the first dose, but it may take longer for some people. Don’t worry if you don’t start having bowel movements after drinking the first half of the MiraLAX. Continue to drink liquids and start the second half of the MiraLAX as instructed.
Can you take MiraLAX and laxative together?
A magnesium laxative may produce a bowel movement more quickly if needed. These drugs are also used to treat constipation, and it is not recommended to take them with Miralax. You should not take these drugs together. Ask your pharmacist or a healthcare provider if you have questions.
Can you take a stool softener and MiraLAX in the same day?
No interactions were found between MiraLAX and Phillips Stool Softener.
Will Dulcolax clean you out?
It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. Bisacodyl is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out.
Is Dulcolax or MiraLAX better?
Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) works fast and the suppositories work even faster to relieve your constipation, as long as you’re okay with it “cramping” your style a bit. Helps get things moving. Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol) provides effective relief of constipation without “cramping” your style.
How long does MiraLAX cleanout take?
A bowel movement will usually occur within an hour after the first glass of the Gatorade-Miralax mixture. Don’t worry if this doesn’t happen for three or four hours. Everyone is different. Bowel movements will occur that are watery and frequent until the bowel is fully cleansed.
Is it OK to take a stool softener and a laxative together?
In some situations, your healthcare provider may recommend combining a stool softener and laxative. There’s an OTC product that combines a stool softener (docusate) and a stimulant laxative (senna). It’s available under the brand names Senna-S, Dok Plus, or Senexon-S. It generally works within 6 to 12 hours.
Can I take 2 Dulcolax at once?
How many tablets can I take? Adults and children over 12 can take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose for up to 7 days. If this is the first time taking a laxative for constipation, we recommend taking 1 to 2 tablets in a single daily dose.