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MiraLAX

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/13/2016
Drug Description

MiraLAX®
(polyethylene glycol 3350) - OTC

DESCRIPTION

Active Ingredient (in each dose) (Packet Only)

Polyethylene Glycol 3350, 17 g

Inactive Ingredients

none

For Consumers

What are the possible side effects of polyethylene glycol 3350 (GlycoLax, MiraLax)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking polyethylene glycol 3350 and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe or bloody diarrhea;
  • bleeding from your rectum;
  • blood in your stools; or
  • severe and worsening stomach pain, cramping, or bloating.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • bloating, gas, upset stomach;
  • dizziness;...
Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

Purpose

Osmotic Laxative

Use

  • relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 3 days

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions (Bottle Only)

  • do not take more than directed unless advised by your doctor
  • the bottle top is a measuring cap marked to contain 17 grams of powder when filled to the indicated line (white section in cap)
  • adults and children 17 years of age and older:
    • fill to top of white section in cap which is marked to indicate the correct dose (17 g)
    • stir and dissolve in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink
    • use once a day
    • use no more than 7 days
  • children 16 years of age or under: ask a doctor

Directions (Packet Only)

  • do not take more than directed unless advised by your doctor
  • adults and children 17 years of age and older:
    • stir and dissolve one packet of powder (17 g) in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink
    • use once a day
    • use no more than 7 days
  • children 16 years of age or under: ask a doctor

HOW SUPPLIED

17 g x 10 Packet Carton

NDC 11523-7268-3

Active Ingredient (in each dose) (Packet Only)

Polyethylene Glycol 3350, 17 g

Inactive Ingredients

none

Other Information

  • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
  • tamper-evident: do not use if foil seal under cap, printed with “SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION” is missing, open or broken

Questions or comments ?

1-800-MiraLAX (1-800-647-2529) or www.MiraLAX.com

Bayer HealthCare. Revised: Apr 2016

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

Allergy Alert

Do not use if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol

Do not use if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Ask a doctor of pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug

When using this product you may have loose, watery, more frequent stools

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • you have rectal bleeding or you nausea, bloating or cramping or abdominal pain gets worse. These may be signs of a serious condition.
  • you get diarrhea
  • you need to use a laxative for longer than 1 week

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Allergy Alert

Do not use if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol

Do not use if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Ask a doctor of pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug

When using this product you may have loose, watery, more frequent stools

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • you have rectal bleeding or you nausea, bloating or cramping or abdominal pain gets worse. These may be signs of a serious condition.
  • you get diarrhea
  • you need to use a laxative for longer than 1 week

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of the reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

PRECAUTIONS

Please refer to the WARNINGS section above.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Allergy Alert

Do not use if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol

Do not use if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug

When using this product you may have loose, watery, more frequent stools

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • you have rectal bleeding or you nausea, bloating or cramping or abdominal pain gets worse. These may be signs of a serious condition.
  • you get diarrhea
  • you need to use a laxative for longer than 1 week

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of the reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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