Pros: easy to use,tasteless, odorless,mix with any liquid,dissolves completely
Cons: cost, can produce a slimy stool
Ok, I know this is an uncomfortable subject(literally).. but if you have been there, you're glad to get all the advice you can find. Chronic constipation is not fun, pleasant or entertaining. As of this date, I can actually discuss it with a little levity, thanks to Miralax, and yes I have heard plenty of "jokes". Being a "member" of this elite club for some time, I have spent most of my focus on the side effects of constipation-specifically, hemorrhoids - trying everything available to alleviate those symptoms. I finally sought the advice of a friend who is a home care- hospice nurse (she addresses this issue on a daily basis). She recommended taking Miralax daily for a while along with a stool softener. The results were very effective-within 8 hours I was finally relieved of my .....well you get the idea.
When I was looking for a solution for this problem , a few things I needed were:
something that would work for me.
each body responds differently, I needed something
that gave results within a reasonable time- a few
2- ease of use
Miralax comes in premeasured packets, or -
my choice- powder - that you measure with the
provided bottle cap. Using it was a no brainer. It can
be mixed with cold, room temperature, or hot liquid. Make sure you use at least the recommended
amount of liquid- 8 ounces (or more), so it doesn’t thicken the liquid.
3- pleasant to use
Miralax has no taste or odor. It dissolves completely
and as a result was very easy to "take". I like to mix
it with juice, but have also used milk .
I paid about 12.00 for about 14 dose bottle. a little
more than I wanted to pay but the results were
I live in a rural area and so the options are not as
varied. After trying this, I would buy it even with
several other choices available. I tried a store brand and was
not as happy with the results.
I have not had any adverse reactions with prescription drugs that I take for high blood pressure, hypo-thyroid. I have not experienced any adverse side effects either.
I usually take Miralax at bedtime, a few times a week. This routine has kept things “moving “quite smoothly. Other products intended for constipation have not been as effective for me. Miralax mixes up clearly, dissolves completely and doesn’t leave an odd taste while you are drinking it or after. Miralax can be mixed with cold, hot, or room temperature liquid. Dosage cap is provided, results for me were overnight, very effective for relief from chronic constipation. Cost was my biggest complaint, It can produce a slimy stool, although this was not a big problem for me and compared to being constipated, a slimy stool is not a bad alternative. Overall, Miralax is a great product and I am glad I discovered it.