It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bowel Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York State
Posts: 371
pinkpixies HB User
Is it safe to take Miralax and Colace together?

I'm pretty backed up after taking a lot of Immodium last week...I had bad diarrhea...but I haven't been able to go since. I take Miralax everyday (unless I get diarrhea) as directed by my doctor...but it's not working. I used to take Colace and still have some here...would it be safe to take Colace with the Miralax? To see if I can get things moving?

 
Old 07-31-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Burnet, Texas USA
Posts: 4,313
Misty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB User
Re: Is it safe to take Miralax and Colace together?

I don't know about Colace, but I take Miralax every morning and a stool softener twice a day per doctor's instructions.

I was concerned about taking so much in order to have BMs but the pharmacist told me it is very common for people to need both.

Are you drinking plenty of water during the day?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-31-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St.Paul, MN, USA
Posts: 10
LynneA416 HB User
Re: Is it safe to take Miralax and Colace together?

Colace is a mild stool softener. It is not a laxative. Miralax is a very, very, slow working laxative. There is no harm at all in combining them as long as you do not over do the dose! Go for it and drink LOTS of water.

 
Old 08-01-2008, 02:00 AM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York State
Posts: 371
pinkpixies HB User
Re: Is it safe to take Miralax and Colace together?

I drink 2.5-3 liters of water a day.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What are your thoughts on Miralax or stimulant laxatives? mich423 Bowel Disorders 10 01-20-2011 08:46 AM
Colace Safe? Karen128 Pregnancy 1 02-26-2010 10:13 PM
Miralax to use with pain meds injured betty Pain Management 19 12-15-2009 05:26 AM
docusate sodium(colace) vs miralax hemmy Bowel Disorders 0 04-12-2009 04:10 AM
Are opioids safe? wrenegade Pain Management 14 03-31-2009 01:54 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flipfleury (33), solofelix (26), Babygirl43 (19), rufous57 (19), ladybud (16), sonray (15), quincy (15), TacomaGuy (14), sjb (13), Tweetums (10)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1009), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (760), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:58 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!