Diferencia entre Dulcolax y Miralax

Diferencia entre Dulcolax y Miralax

Diferencia principal

La principal diferencia entre Dulcolax y Miralax es que Dulcolax contiene Bisacodyl y Miralax contiene polietilenglicol.

Dulcolax contra Miralax

Dulcolax es una marca de Bisacodyl; por otro lado, Miralax es una marca de polietilenglicol. Dulcolax está disponible como píldora y supositorio, mientras que Miralax está disponible como líquido. Dulcolax tiene una vida media de 16 horas; por otro lado, Miralax tiene una vida media de 4-6 horas. Dulcolax no puede aliviar el estreñimiento crónico, mientras que Miralax alivia el estreñimiento crónico. Dulcolax trata el estreñimiento causado por una lesión de la médula espinal. Por otro lado, Miralax no puede tratar el estreñimiento causado por una lesión de la médula espinal. Dulcolax comienza a mostrar su acción terapéutica en 6-12 hrs; por otro lado, Miralax comienza a mostrar su acción terapéutica en 1-3 días.

Cuadro comparativo

Dulcolax Miralax
Dulcolax es un laxante estimulante y se usa para tratar el estreñimiento. Miralax es un medicamento que trata el estreñimiento.
Categoría de fármaco
Laxante estimulante Laxante estimulante
Resto terapéutico activo
Bisacodilo Polyethylene glycol
Mechanism of Action
Increases the bowel movement Increases the bowel movement
Therapeutic Uses
Treats constipation
Clean out intestine before a bowel examination
Clean out intestine before bowel surgery
Treats occasional constipation
Stimulates bowel movements
Chronic constipation

What is Dulcolax?

Dulcolax contains Bisacodyl which is derivative of the triphenylmethane. Dulcolax is the stimulant laxative and is used to relieve constipation. Dulcolax increases the bowel movement so treats the chronic type of constipation and manages the neurogenic bowel dysfunction by evacuating the colon. Dulcolax also prepares the bowel for the colonoscopy. Dulcolax causes the peristalsis by stimulating the enteric nerves. Dulcolax is also classified under contact laxative because it increases salt and fluid secretion. The action of Dulcolax on small intestine is almost negligible. Dulcolax is taken by mouth and when using without the recommendation of a doctor, then follow all the instructions on the package. Do not take Dulcolax within 1 hr of the use of milk or dairy products and antacid because if taken with these, then it may lead to the removal of coating of the tablet and can upset the stomach. Dulcolax may take 6-12 hrs before it causes the bowel movement and does not use this drug for more than seven days. Unwanted effects may occur if this drug is used in excess, and these include nausea, abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, and weakness. If unwanted effects get worse, then inform pharmacist or doctor. Inform the doctor as soon as possible if dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeats, mood changes, and allergic reaction appears. Dulcolax evacuates intestine in two phases. After a few hrs of the ist evacuation, there would be a secondary action phase, and it will continue until all drug eliminates from the body.

What is Miralax?

Miralax is the drug that relieves constipation. Miralax has polyethylene glycol as an active drug, which is the basis of many laxatives. Polyethylene Glycol is hydrophilic, and due to its hydrophilic nature, Polyethylene Glycol holds water in the stool, and it helps softens the stool. Polyethylene Glycol increases bowel movements. Miralax belongs to osmotic laxatives. Miralax does not cause cramps, and due to this reason, Miralax is different from other available laxatives. Miralax is considered the most prescribed drug by physicians for constipation. The unique feature of the Miralax is that Miralax is free of sugar and gluten. Miralax can be used by dissolving in favorite beverages. Miralax is easy to take than engulfing a pill for relieving constipation. Miralax is not used in the children. Miralax is not prescribed to 16 years of age or younger than 16 years children. Miralax does not show therapeutic action quickly; rather, Miralax takes 2-4 days. Miralax is not recommended for more than seven days and in case of constipation is not relieved in this period, then it should be discontinued and inform the prescriber. Miralax is prescribed once daily, but its dose can be adjusted according to the condition of the patient. Miralax intake may cause nausea or gas trouble as the unwanted effect or in the rare case an abdominal cramp. If the patient is found to be allergic to polyethylene Glycol, then Miralax use must be stopped.

Diferencias clave

  1. Dulcolax contiene Bisacodyl como agente terapéutico activo, por otro lado, Miralax contiene polietilenglicol
  2. Las píldoras y supositorios de Dulcolax están disponibles mientras que los líquidos Miralax están disponibles.
  3. La vida media de Dulcolax es de 16 horas; por otro lado, la vida media de Miralax es de 4 a 6 horas.
  4. Dulcolax no es el tratamiento del estreñimiento crónico, mientras que Miralax es el tratamiento del estreñimiento crónico.
  5. Dulcolax provoca la evacuación intestinal en 6-12 horas, por otro lado, Miralax tarda 1-3 días en evacuar.
  6. Dulcolax trata el estreñimiento después de una lesión de la médula espinal, por otro lado, Miralax no puede tratar el estreñimiento después de una lesión de la médula espinal.
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La conclusión de la discusión anterior es que tanto Dulcolax como Miralax se usan para tratar el estreñimiento y contienen dos restos activos diferentes.