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GaviLAX®, GlycoLax®, MiraLax®
Macrogol, PEG 3350
Often used for:
Polyethylene glycol 3350 is a laxative used to prevent or treat occasional constipation and hard stools. It works by pulling water into the stool to promote bowel movements and soften the stool. It may take 2-4 days for the medicine to work. This medicine is available over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription.
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take polyethylene glycol 3550 will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.