So… if you can, ask your doctor if you can use Miralax, as the smaller amount of liquid to drink makes it far more palatable. It doesn’t have a taste as such, so my recommendation is to divide it into 3-4 batches of drinks you like. You drink an 8 ounce glass every 20-30 minutes, so alternating taste really helps. Cold drinks helped me, but that would vary for different people. I didn’t need a straw, I just gulped the mixture down. It was not slimy, just perhaps a bit thicker then you’d expect a soft drink to be.
It’s extremely important to work with your doctor to create a game plan. Dr. Batra notes, “... beta blockers play a crucial role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and sometimes should not be discontinued altogether.” That doesn’t mean you don’t have options. Your particular reaction to a blood pressure medication can vary. Dr. Batra says, “I recommend discussing with your doctor whether or not the dose can be decreased to improve the side effect profile, or if a different beta blocker could be tried instead.” You can also ask your doctor about different medication classes , like ARBs, ACE inhibitors, or calcium channel blockers.