... this medicine ightly for over 7 years, under doctor supervision. I have always had a prescription and followed the instructions. Now there is an over the counter version. PLEASE tell me if the OTC is equal to and identical the Rx and if so then why would there be a need/option for Rx? This is important to me. Thank you.
Polyethylene glycol 3350 (MiraLAX) is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication used to treat occasional constipation. It belongs to a class of drugs called laxatives. Like all OTC medications, it is available without a prescription.
Polyethylene glycol 3350 (sometimes abbreviated as PEG-3350) was originally available by prescription only. In fact, a generic version is still available as a prescription medication. The prescription version is exactly the same as the over-the-counter version, but is more likely to be covered by insurance.
Take care, best wishes!
- Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Information for Consumers
- Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (detailed)
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