Question by  cartoonz22 (2)

My 2-year-old has extremely bad constipation, and I would like to know what the dosage is for Miralax?

I have heard that pediatricians have recommended Miralax for tiny children in small doses. What size dose would I give to a child who has no allergies and is healthy?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

DO NOT self medicate your child with medications made for adults UNLESS your doctor has given you the okay first. Make your daughter an appointment with either her doctor or take her to the emergency room. For the time being try to get her to drink some Prune juice. That helps with constipation.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

The dosage would depend on the size of your child. Most children should be given about half of the adult dose. You should consult his doctor.


Answer by  Jennifer94 (238)

I would never give a 2 yr a laxative with speaking to their dr. first. I would first try natural solutions such as prune juice and raisins. Laxatives can dehydrate a body that small rapidly, which can have dire consequences. For every day regularity Fleet now make GummiFiber pills for toddlers.


Answer by  SugarSoySauce (228)

First, why don't you try a natural way to remedy it? For example, give him/her enough water, vegetables and fruit (especially, plum jelly).If it doesn't work,then take your child to your doctor and ask him/her about it. Auto-medication (even if it's an "inoffensive" drugs) is bad your child health and you should not put it in risk.


Answer by  timmsa (577)

You need to contact your child's doctor and ask them. Since normally these types of medications are not meant for small children, you need to contact the doctor and ask.

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