Compare Miralax vs. Dok-plus
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol) provides effective relief of constipation without "cramping" your style.
Dok-plus (docusate and senna) is a good choice to help relieve constipation, but should only be used occasionally.
- Miralax is the most recommended laxative by pharmacists and doctors.
- Most people felt it was worth the hassle.
- It's gluten and sugar free.
- It causes little to no cramping, bloating, gas, or feelings like you "have to go right now" compared to some other medicines to treat constipation.
- Works differently than other over-the-counter laxatives so it's a great alternative if other medicines haven't worked.
- This medicine is commonly used to help relieve occasional constipation.
- Generally tolerable with few side effects.
- There are many different formulations available over the counter, including generic.
- Can take this medicine once a day.
- You have to dissolve Miralax in a beverage and drink it versus taking a pill.
- It's not for children 16 years or younger.
- Miralax doesn't work overnight. It can take up to 2-4 days to have a bowel movement.
- It's not recommended that you take it for more than a week, so it you haven't had any success, you'll need to call your doctor for other laxative options.
- Doesn't offer immediate relief and is not meant for regular use.
- Need to remember to separate your other medicines with Dok-plus (docusate and senna).
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- Electrolyte imbalance
- Taking with medications that cause electrolyte imbalance
- Age 60 or older
- Risk to fetus
- Women of childbearing age
- Bowel blockage
- Age 60 or older
- Other condition that causes blockage or narrowing of bowel
- Taking medications that cause constipation
- Stomach problems
- Using mineral oil at the same time
- Length of use
- Use in children