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Old 08-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Re: How much Miralax for my DD?

1 heaping tablespoon (or 3-4 tsp) is the 17 gram capful dose for over 17 years of age. Most MDs recommend 1-2 tsp (1/3 to 1/2 capful) for little ones. It's an osmotic ingredient so even a small amount will have an effect. It's basically going to keep water from leaving the stool in the intestines so it stays soft. It may actually cause water to enter the stool (hence the gurgling you hear) and the possible resulting diarrhea. So, I would start low like 1 tsp and work up if you need to. Hope you get "results" before your car trip! Apple juice and prune juice usually are a big help, too. Sugar in juices act as an osmotic agent, too.
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