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Posted on Wed, 25 Dec 2019
Question: Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Good afternoon. I’m doing better with my constipation issues but only I take Miralax, I have tried not taking it for a day or two and I start getting constipated again, so I’m not sure if it’s safe to take daily for a long time. With body odor, I have good and bad days , So I’m not sure if it’s because I’m still not able to complete daily bowel movements or if I need something to clean my intestine out and start fresh. Would you recommend a colon cleanse? And if so which one would be the best. Thank you again
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again my dear patient and thank you for follow up,
You should have tried Isapghul husk.It would have definitely helped you a lot.
Miralax is overall a safe laxative and can be used by a person for long time continuously. However if you would have taken isapghul husk 10 gram three times a day you would have felt much better.Constipation. Psyllium is mainly used as a viscous, soluble dietary fiber, which is not absorbed by the small intestine. The purely mechanical action of psyllium mucilage is to absorb excess water while stimulating normal bowel elimination.
You can easily get it online and is really very effective
https://www XXXXXXX com/NOW-Supplements-Psyllium-Powder-24-Ounce/dp/B002RWUNYM(just to help you a link).
Secondly don't go for cold turkey keep decreasing the dose of miralax to half every week. but take isabghul husk.
Colon detox is a good idea but i wish you give isapghul husk a try for 2 weeks minimum(10 gram thrice daily).
Hope i was helpful,
Feel free to follow up,
Thank you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
Initially take miralax along with it(as it is natural husk it would take sometime) after 4-5 days start tapering miralax and see the results.If better keep on tapering otherwise come back to the same dose for few more days.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (22 minutes later)
Just order it. Should I take both this and miralax daily for two weeks?
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Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Good Afternoon. I’m Doing Better With My

Brief Answer: Follow up answer. Detailed Answer: Hello again my dear patient and thank you for follow up, You should have tried Isapghul husk.It would have definitely helped you a lot. Miralax is overall a safe laxative and can be used by a person for long time continuously. However if you would have taken isapghul husk 10 gram three times a day you would have felt much better.Constipation. Psyllium is mainly used as a viscous, soluble dietary fiber, which is not absorbed by the small intestine. The purely mechanical action of psyllium mucilage is to absorb excess water while stimulating normal bowel elimination. You can easily get it online and is really very effective https://www XXXXXXX com/NOW-Supplements-Psyllium-Powder-24-Ounce/dp/B002RWUNYM(just to help you a link). Secondly don't go for cold turkey keep decreasing the dose of miralax to half every week. but take isabghul husk. Colon detox is a good idea but i wish you give isapghul husk a try for 2 weeks minimum(10 gram thrice daily). Hope i was helpful, Feel free to follow up, Thank you!