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Polyethylene Glycol use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Polyethylene Glycol: MiraLAX, Purelax, ClearLax, GlycoLax, GaviLAX, HalfLytely and Bisacodyl, Gialax, HealthyLax, PEG3350, SunMark ClearLax

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 14, 2020.

Polyethylene Glycol Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No published experience exists with polyethylene glycol during breastfeeding. However, the drug is very poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, so it cannot enter the breastmilk in important amounts. No special precautions are required.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

1.
Lewis JH, Weingold AB, and the Committee of FDA-Related Matters et al. The use of gastrointestinal drugs during pregnancy and lactation. Am J Gastroenterol. 1985;80:912-23. [PubMed: 2864852]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Polyethylene Glycol

CAS Registry Number

25322-68-3

Drug Class

  • Breastfeeding
  • Lactation
  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Laxatives

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