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dr singh,I am 80 years old with gfr of 51 and no protein in   urine  last serum creatinine was 1.3.my doctor thinks my kidneys are age related not stage 3 kidney desease.my doctor said for constipation,2 8oz of prune juice a week will not harm kidneys.when I asked him about miralax he said nobody knows if its safe for people with kidney desease.not enough tests on miralax for his outlook/thinks its risky for kidney patients

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Your doctor is correct and you have age related decline in kidney function which is common and not concerning.
Miralax primarily works in the intestine and has very minimal absorption into the blood. I dont think there is any harm in taking Miralax in your case. I have numerous patients on Miralax without any harmful effects on the kidney.

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RAJ P. SINGH M.D.

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I can answer questions related to kidney diseases, Kidney Transplant and hypertension. I am Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. I also serve as assistant professor at major Medical Universities.

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Practicing Nephrologist in Las Vegas, Nevada

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MD Internal Medicine board certified Nephrology and Hypertension Board certified

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E.K.G Excellence Award, University of Nevada school of Medicine Thumbs Up Award, university of Nevada School of Medicine Best Pharmacology Student, VMKV Medical School EKG Excellence Award Thumbs Up Award Las Vegas Life Top Docs 2013 Health Tap Founding Medical Expert Health Tap Winter 2013 Competition Top Doctor Health Tap Summer 2013 Competition Top Doctor

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