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MiraLAX Dosage

Generic name: POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 17g in 17g
Dosage form: powder, for solution
Drug class: Laxatives

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 1, 2022.

  • do not take more than directed unless advised by your doctor
  • the bottle top is a measuring cap marked to contain 17 grams of powder when filled to the indicated line (white section in cap)
  • adults and children 17 years of age and older:
    • use once a day
    • fill to top of white section in cap which is marked to indicate the correct dose (17 g)
    • stir and dissolve in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink
    • do not combine with starch-based thickeners used for difficulty swallowing
    • ensure that the powder is fully dissolved before drinking
    • do not drink if there are any clumps
    • do not use no more than 7 days
  • children 16 years of age or under: ask a doctor
  • do not take more than directed unless advised by your doctor
  • adults and children 17 years of age and older:
    • use once a day
    • stir and dissolve one packet of powder (17 g) in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink
    • do not combine with starch-based thickeners used for difficulty swallowing
    • ensure that the powder is fully dissolved before drinking
    • do not drink if there are any clumps
    • do not use more than 7 days
  • children 16 years of age or under: ask a doctor

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