Impaction of the stool occurs when a hardened stool mass is retained inside the last part of the colon or in the rectum. The best laxative for proximally impacted stool is Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX®)
You can use the Bristol Stool Form Scale is a Miralax poop chart. Miralax poop chart helps you to decide whether you need to take Miralax or not. Also, it can help you to check the response of your bowel to MiraLAX.
MiraLAX can be taken at any time of the day. It can be taken with or without food. However, it is better to be taken in the morning, before eating, and at least one hour away from other medications.
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You will know that fecal impaction has been cleared after the passage of a large amount of stool. Also, the relief of abdominal pain and distension, disappearance of the constant urge to poop help confirmation of clearance.
According to clinical trials, MiraLax stays around 3 days in your digestive system after the last dose. Also, MiraLax is minimally absorbed into the blood. And it can be detected for about 18 hours after the last dose.
It is not recommended to take Miralax 3 times a day for several days. The recommended dose by the manufacturer is 17 grams of powder in 4–8 ounces of water Once daily. Taking MiraLax 3 times a day may not provide additional benefit and may cause side effects.