11 Sep 2009
Polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax) is used as a laxative to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements. It should only be used for a short time. Talk to your doctor or Pharmacist about a safer long term laxative.
22 Jul 2010
My son who is going to be 4 in September has been taking adult doses of MiraLax everyday for the past year and a half. The doctors do not seem to think that there is any problem in this (they are the ones who put him on the medication at the dosage he is taking), so I think it is pretty safe to say that it is okay to take MiraLax for a long period of time. My best suggestion would be to check with your doctor before taking any medication for a long period of time on your own.
- MiraLax Information for Consumers
- MiraLax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of MiraLax (detailed)
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Other laxatives either don`t work or give me gas,cramps and bloating.
1 answer • 18 Mar 2010
I started taking the psyllium yesterday for constipation. How long before I can expect to see result or determine it is not working for me?
1 answer • 13 Apr 2010
Can Miralax be taken long term and can it be taken to off-set constipation side effects from Zofran?
Zofran is causing constipation. Will Miralax help with the constipation? Can I take it long-term - I have to take Zofran for a long time.
1 answer • 20 Nov 2010
... results but the G I side effects were horrible. Had to use Miralax for constipation and reduce to 500mg twice a day. Occasionally have chest pain ...
1 answer • 16 Jan 2014