It is important to have a bowel movement every day. Below are recommendations to treat constipation both short-term and long-term.
Take one fiber capsule each morning. There are two fiber capsules you can purchase at either Walgreens or CVS (see picture below). You may need to decrease the dose to every other day if you experience symptoms of too much fiber. Symptoms of too much fiber include increased gas and bloating, constipation, or too frequent bowel movements.
Nights (short-term, as needed ONLY)
On days you are UNABLE to have a bowel movement, take smallest dose of MiraLAX possible that allows you to have a bowel movement. It is important to have a daily bowel movement while on fiber therapy.
Start with half the recommended dose of MiraLAX and increase the dose as necessary.
Use the smallest dose possible of the MiraLAX.
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