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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) softens the stool and increases the frequency of bowel movements by retaining water in the stool. It should always be taken by mouth after being dissolved in 8 ounces of water, juice, soda, coffee, or tea. Should unusual cramps, bloating, or diarrhea occur, consult your physician.

One to 3 days may be required to produce a bowel movement. This product should be used for 7 days or less or as directed by a physician. Prolonged, frequent or excessive use of MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) may result in electrolyte imbalance and dependence on laxatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is MiraLAX?
A: MiraLAX (Polyethylene Glycol 3350) is a new kind of OTC laxative. It is safe and effective* and treats constipation by working with your body to restore its natural rhythm. MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) is the #1 prescribed laxative (it has been the #1 choice of doctors for years), and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) is the first prescription laxative in more than 30 years to be made available OTC.

Q: Do I need a prescription for MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) ?
A: No. While you once needed a prescription to get MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) , it's now available direct to you wherever laxatives are sold.

Q: How does MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) work?
A: MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) is different from all other OTC laxatives and it works with your body to relieve constipation. MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) restores your natural rhythm by using the body's own water to gently increase the frequency of bowel movements and to soften the stool so it is easier to pass. With MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) you can control the urge to go.

Q: How do I take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) ?
A: MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) is taken once daily. Each bottle has a white dose-measure built into the cap. MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) dissolves easily and completely (no grit) when you stir the powder into any everyday beverage (4-8 oz), such as water, juice, soda, coffee or tea.

Q: Does MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) cause cramps or gas?
A: No. Relief with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) is a normal, easy and complete bowel movement. As it works it provides more comfort and less straining and without the harsh side effects of cramps or gas. In fact, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350 - otc) actually reduces the cramps and gas that may be caused by constipation.

Q: How common is constipation?
A: Very common. More than 65 million people-that's about 1 in 4 people-suffer the discomfort of constipation in the United States alone.

Q: What is constipation?
A: Constipation occurs when a person's bowel movements become difficult or when they happen less frequently than normal.

Q: How often do most people have a bowel movement?
A: Normal frequency is different for everyone. Some people go once or twice a day, others three times a week-all completely normal if that number of trips to the bathroom is the regular routine.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/25/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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