... listed and the serious problems that have been reported to the FDA for the last ten years without an action, even though the FDA came out and warned in 2011 that neuropshychiatric events were possible. Three or more children have died from seizures from this? Is this safe for children since it is the number one drug recommended by pediatricians, yet it is not approved for children under age 17?
Miralax is pure polyethylene glycol - ethylene glycol is antifreeze. One molecule away from antifreeze. The reason why it is such a good laxative is that it is poison to your body - your body tries to expel it quickly. I sure wouldn't want my child to be using it. I myself am allergic to all glycols - and consider myself fortunate not to be having these poisons enter my body. I'm better off. EJ
My 4 yr old son was prescribed by his physician jan 7, I started giving it to him weekdays mornings at 6:30 am (if on a weekend 7:15 am) the following day after first dose at 12:10pm, he had a strange short 15 min episode of crying and yelling, holding stomach with knees to chest, shaky hands. I thought it was gas pains so dismissed it. About 14 days later at 10:10am, had a strange one minute episode where he went quiet, wouldn't answer questions, clingy (followed me each time I backed up) and again shaky hands. Third strange episode was 12 days later at 12:00pm about 20 mins long, where teacher called his name three times, he wasn't responding to her and just sat, she walked to him noticed shaky hands and kind of out of it, but able to walk to car. When in the car with me he was quiet for a few mins and then started crying mommy, mommy... That's all he would say. We were almost home, and he started rubbing both eyes with his scarf, like they were burning.
He then got pale white very lethargic and almost passed out. He asked I carry him in and he snapped out of it shortly after. I did ask him if he heard his teacher calling him and he said yes. I also asked why didn't u walk over, he said he couldn't.
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