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User Reviews for Polyethylene glycol 3350

Also known as: ClearLax, GaviLAX, Gialax, GlycoLax, HealthyLax, MiraLax, PEG3350, Purelax, SunMark ClearLax

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "My doctor recommended it to me about 9 months ago when I found out I was pregnant. Which I'm glad he did. At first I was reluctant to try it but I ended up with severe constipation when I was about 4 months along and they had to dig poop out of me at the hospital - not pleasurable. Anyway I started taking it twice a day as directed by my doctor. It took about 3 days to actually fully work once it did I was so happy. I will definitely use again if needed"

   
8.0

Carebear (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 24, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation: "I had a severe allergic reaction to this drug which required that I stop taking it and get treatment. I had to reschedule my colonoscopy and take something else. The first time I had this reaction, it was to GoLytely, which is the same as CoLyte. The second time it was to MiraLAX, and that was even worse, and I ended up in the ER. Some people are allergic to polyethylene glycol."

   
1.0

AR (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2018

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ClearLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I take bicycodil and 1 cap of clear lax (in water or Sprite/7up) before bedtime - it works brilliantly for me. Highly recommend that you at least try Clearlax; you don't have to use the dulcolax/major tablets with it but that's what works for ME .. so everyone's body is different. I have not experienced any upset tummy as I did with dulcolax; but with the major and clear lax, I feel perfectly fine and good to get on with my day after noon .."

   
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Pompom (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 14, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "The first day I took MiraLax just once it wasn’t working so the second day I took it again and it still wasn’t work. On the third day I took it again then now on the fourth day ( today ) I can’t stop pooping. When it first started working I loved it but now I can’t stop pooping. Don't get me wrong I’m glad I’m pooping because I was so backed up - but now I’m not back up and I’m still just pooping all the time. "

   
10

Pooping (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I have had normal bowel movements most of my life. Then I turned 29 and it started slowing down dramatically. Genetically my father had gastrointestinal issues such as IBS and he had food sensitivities. I am now learning all about this and had been suffering for 2 years with constipation. Stool softeners were so harsh on my stomach but I took them because they worked, metamucil wasn't effective for me and still left me with bad constipation, as well as laxatives, saline's, and suppositories. My gastroenterologist recommended Miralax and I initially had to wait almost 3 days. Then it was diarrhea because I was so backed up. So now I have a happy medium. The amount I take every day that gives me relief, comfort, and regularity. I go anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day soft to semi loose stools. I couldn't be happier and healthier I recommend trying this asap!"

   
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Gingersnap (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 14, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I have been constipated for the better part of two years because of being on methadone maintenance as a recovering heroin addict. Without any laxatives or anything I might pass a stool once every 4 or 5 days. Recently I have being using saline, and Epsom salt enemas and have been taking miralax for 3 days. Yesterday which was day 2 I finally passed one, but it feels like a ton more is still inside me. I drink a whole lot of water and work on my feet, so it should be passing. But to no avail. I hate it. Finally this morning, I had a steady stream... But it was more like glue. Disgusting."

   
5.0

Johnny Be Goode (taken for less than 1 month) August 11, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "When it works, it is great. Unfortunately, lately it has not been working and has left me bloated and constipated. Actually, I have found that Milk of Magnesia works better for my constipation, with a bowel movement occurring in less than 6 hours."

   
5.0

JC (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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ClearLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Bowel Preparation: "I used it instead of Miralax because of the nice price, but soon regretted it. Clearlax made me extremely sick. I was very nauseated with vomiting, and no pooping at all (probably because I threw up everything). I poured it all out and bought more Miralax."

   
1.0

Nellie (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I've had constipation my whole life! I've had to watch everything that I've eaten and avoid all red meat, rice, bagels or anything else that might clog me up. The past 10 years, I've done water enemas once or twice a week. I talked to a doctor about 2 months ago during emergency visit severe stomach pain. He recommended Miralax, and I rolled my eyes because I've been on every kind of laxative there is on the market... Pain, gas, diarrhea all that stuff. The first night I poured the dose into a cup of tea and drink it down. The next morning I completely emptied out. No cramps, no pain, just emptied out. The doctor said I could take it every night or even twice a day... Indefinitely! I've taken it every night with a big cup of herbal tea and every morning after my first cup of coffee I go to the bathroom and just go. I feel like what I've heard normal people feel like. I have great days and a sense of calm, even working at a stressful job! LOL I don't ever want to be without this..."

   
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Happy girl June 23, 2018

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For Constipation: "Did not work after a month taking it"

Pop (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "Not long after a colonoscopy my movements seemed off. I thought it was no biggie -- until things basically shut down. I never knew that constipation could be so tough and depressing and scary. It was like my body was rebelling and not obeying orders. Got a box of MiraLax packets and took my first daily dose around 6PM, hoping that it would work and not take three days. Within a few hours it seemed like something was happening. There was some gurgling and expelled gas. Normally that might be bad, but under the circumstances it was a hopeful sign. Around 1AM I finally went and it was painful and not fun--but what a relief! Have had two more movements since then (its the next day) and each one has been easier than the last. So just one dose and seemingly back to normal! I can't imagine what a chronic case of this must be like.... I almost feel guilty that my cure went so well. Anyway there's no bad taste to it and I'm glad it worked. Worth a try, I think."

   
9.0

jake June 15, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I have always had to deal with constipation basically my whole life. I have tried various OTC laxatives, stool softeners, and enemas as well. I hate those with a passion because of the large force you feel when the poop is to come on out whether it was too big, hard, or whatever. It has got so bad that I have said over and over I would rather have diarrhea any day over having to deal with trying to go #2 because of the other times it has me anxious and scared to even want to go, which means I get all backed up. So, I've bought and have just taken one dose of the miraLAX and am waiting on an easy result. Hoping it is like what most everyone is saying."

Booker (taken for less than 1 month) June 7, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I've suffered from constipation most of my life, using different laxatives such as senna, dulcolax, milk of magnesia, suppositories and enemas. They worked but they would also give me very loose stools and/or horrible stomach cramping. I was having another bad bout of constipation alternating 3 days before I would have a BM. Decided to give miralax a try after my brother who also had chronic constipation recommended it to me. I took it after a meal before bedtime and I noticed my stomach was gurgling but no real discomfort, I think I could feel the stuff moving everything through the colon. Woke up this morning and after drinking some more water, I was able to finally have a bowel movement that was firm yet soft and not watery whatsoever. Finally relief! I'd also like to note that I usually strain really hard to have a bm but with miralax all I had to do was relax and it came right out. Would definitely recommend!"

   
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Shelly (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2018

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ClearLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "Take once a day. Effective but pronounced stomach cramps."

Drewster49 (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I had problems going too the bathroom and my doctor recommended me too use it in morning at 7a, and at night at 7pm, he told me it would take 3 days too let it all go. Well it was right on the money 3 days. All I did was sit there and came out smooth. Some push that was it. I was on the pot for like 4 minutes, and what a relief, I feel good now."

   
8.0

active (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "Smells like Elmer's glue and kind of gives my stool the consistency of it, too. It really works more as a stool softener than a laxative for me. Which is good when I'm having a lot of dry, hard stools, but the somewhat sticky texture leads to some incomplete bowel movements and a lot of unpleasant cleanup afterwards. I'd almost just rather pass the hard stool than have to go through a box of wet wipes every time I poop."

   
5.0

Sasa (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 10, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I've had a problem with going to the bathroom since, I've been on pain meds. Opiates! Not only help with the pain it plugs you up, I also have IBS with constipation and diarrhea but mostly constipation. I've been taking Miralax for awhile, most of the time I have good results, it just takes a few days. Most other meds for constipation makes me sick, my Dr gave me samples of Linzess ( not sure about spelling) but it made me sick. My insurance wouldn't pay for Amitiza, so Miralax is about all I can take. Sometimes it takes a few days, others times not . I also have taken it with warm prune juice. As long as I'm on pain meds, nothing will change. Became I'm not getting off the pain med's, anytime soon.."

   
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Baby Girl (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 11, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I have severe bloating and stomach cramps. I had an unusual incidence of severe constipation, and after it resolved my doctor prescribed Miralax. After six days I still haven't been to the bathroom except partially with an enema, and have severe cramps. My whole gut is swollen and churns around like I have diarrhea, except it won't come out. I suspect it has harmed my normal gut bacteria. I will not take it again."

   
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Paula H. (taken for less than 1 month) April 11, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation, Acute: "Everytime I use miraLAX my body shows me how much it loves me. I can eat whatever I want because I know once the medicine kicks in I have no worries. The best poop aid I have EVER used."

   
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Jay (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 29, 2018

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ClearLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation, Acute: "Works too well. Forget going anywhere!! Set A Guinness Record For Number of Daily Poos. I have a sore ass so am getting getting off this stuff!!"

   
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OttawaMarc (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2018

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For Constipation: "On the 6th day God created man. On the 7th day, man created opiates. On the 8th, 9th, 10th day, and for many days after, I couldn't poop. Thankfully, man had also created polyethylene glycol (PEG), which has become my holy sacrament. I had been taking magnesium, methylcellulose, docusate, Metamucil, and dulcolax. Oh yeah, and tons of prunes. I WAS SERIOUSLY PLUGGED UP! And nothing was working. My doctor prescribed PEG, and after three days, I hadn't gone, so I also took four dulcolax, four docusate, and some magnesium. Then later that day, I had an experience in my bathroom that is described in the Old Testament only as, "the fear of god". A voice seemed to say, "go now, or forever hold your peace!" An hour later, I was fine, and very relieved! I've resigned myself to take the PEG now as prescribed. So go forth, and spread the good word, PEG is worth the sacrifice! Bless you."

   
9.0

Colonel (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I've been addicted to opiates for a long time. I recently started methadone and it has caused constipation I've never experienced. The constipation has caused hemorroids and has made it very painful to go poop every time. Not to mention I am gay and the hemerroids have ruined my husband and I's sex lives... But after my doctor recommended miralax I am so amazed and surprised at how regular I am... After only 7 doses I am back to normal and my hemorrhoids are almost gone. No more bleeding when I poop and no more pain. I'm so thankful.. Its kind of expensive but so worth it. I'm very thankful."

   
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Gurusum (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2018

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MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "I have been on Miralax for one month prescribed by my doctor I am still very constipated. I have severe belly bloat. now I'm gaining more weight I look like I'm about 8 months pregnant help me"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 11, 2018

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For Constipation: "I've been extremely constipated after having my son. I would go once a week and when I would it would be extremely hard and tear me and tear me over and over. For 8 months now I almost passed out a few times. I tryed seena and other stool softeners my dr prescribed me. Miralax I drank it for 5 days and I just had my first bowel movement that was normal in about 8 months. I am so happy I had no pain at all - I would say this is a miracle drug ! I highly recommend it !!!!"

   
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Desttt January 10, 2018

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ClearLax (polyethylene glycol 3350) for Constipation: "Following horrific food poisoning, I became extremely constipated. Could not poop for roughly 2 weeks. I have IBS-C and ClearLax (polyethylene glycol 33350) is the only medication that has helped me. 3 days post taking ClearLax, I had a loose bowel movement that was smelly. But after I cut the amount of ClearLax from 17g to 10g, BM's have been relatively normal. Side effects: queasiness after drinking ClearLax with water, rumbling stomach, excessive gas, and looser BM's. there is a slight flavor to it, almost tastes like artificial cucumber. Highly recommend this product"

   
9.0

BackedUp (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 8, 2018

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