MIRALAX Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020698/001.

Names and composition

"MIRALAX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350.

Answered questions

How long until this Miralax works?
I took Miralax about an hour ago because I was a bit tight. Since then I just had 3lbs of NY Strip and four baked potatos. How long until I should have to go? I'm feeling slight cramps down there already. Asked by Noelle Hundemer 4 months ago.

Miralax isn't a laxative (for example, Ducolax or Exlax or Correctol). It doesn't cause cramping that will result in a bowel movement within a specified period of time. Miralax helps the colon absorb water, making the stools larger and softer, so you can go naturally. Because of that, it can take a couple of days of using Miralax before you notice a difference. For some reason, the Miralax website doesn't seem to be working right now, but they have a patient FAQ you can read. As for when you'll need to go, no one will know better than you, but it shouldn't involve diarrhea or a rush to the bathroom. It's going to depend on how backed up you are, and why it happened. If you take medication that causes constipation, or tend to eat a diet low in fiber, Miralax will work best if you use it at least every other day. 3 lbs. of NY Strip and FOUR potatoes in an hour ? Really? Answered by Debbra Mesia 4 months ago.

Im sure it will, it will make you **** your brains out, it made my tum tum hurt :( Answered by Lezlie Durand 4 months ago.


Miralax..is it really gentle?
does it cause diarrhea? Asked by Lacresha Byers 4 months ago.

Miralax is Polyethylene Glycol. This is an alcohol with polyethylene as a base. Why in the world would you ever want to put that in your body? Drug companies are simply amazing in that they can put this kind of garbage in a bottle and actually sell it to people. First of all, laxatives are one of the worst things you can put in your body. It doesn't solve the problem that is causing the constipation, it simply forces your body to move things through your intestines. Why not fix the real problem and become healthy instead of staying unhealthy and complicating the problem? Most Americans have terrible digestive systems because of the way doctors start people out as children. They give mothers these prenatal vitamins that do absolutely nothing for them, but damage the DNA of the mother, tell the mother to not eat fish and mother's become deficient in omega 3 fatty acids giving the newborn problems with ear infections and then the doctors give the children antibiotics that destroy the intestinal flora. Children then are encouraged to use fluoride toothpaste and the children become iodine deficient. Then the children drink sodas that contain chlorine from the filtered tap water used to make the garbage and they kill their intestinal flora. Now with the intestinal flora gone, the children become adults and develop all kinds of problems, including constipation from bad digestive system and end up in the 75% of all Americans, dying of heart disease or if you are a woman, you have 1 chance in 7 now of getting breast cancer. Fix your digestive system and you will not have to even think about Miralax. In fact, you may not even find yourself getting sick like you used too. To fix your digestive system, you need to change your diet from the typical American diet. Stop eating any SOY products and Canola Oil. If it says "vegetable oil" don't eat it. Purchase some Betaine HCL + activator and a digestive enzyme and take 2 HCL and 1 activator and 1 digestive enzyme after each meal. Purchase this at: www.healthline.cc (not .com) because it is the best on the market. Then go to: www.natren.com/ and purchase the 3 in one probiotic. They will ship it to you in dry ice and this will put the good bacteria back into your intestines. Do the above and you will not have to use laxatives again and you will find that your energy level will go way up, you will have good bowel movements, and you will actually be digesting your food and you will feel good. good luck to you Answered by Carlos Deroche 4 months ago.

If you aren't constipated and you poop normally then yes it'll give you diarrhea. But you are constipated and backed up it'll make your stools normal. Answered by Heriberto Molinari 4 months ago.


Miralax used for sluggish colon or constipation? Having bad effects?
Ive been taking it about a year because my gi doctor told me to cause I have constipation without it and for the past 6 months or as far back as i can remember, it has made me so hungry! It has gotten worse too. It makes me like never fill up even if I eat super healthy foods with fiber. I dont get it. and It just... Asked by Luci Fasick 4 months ago.

Ive been taking it about a year because my gi doctor told me to cause I have constipation without it and for the past 6 months or as far back as i can remember, it has made me so hungry! It has gotten worse too. It makes me like never fill up even if I eat super healthy foods with fiber. I dont get it. and It just gets worse. Should I stop taking it? Do you think this is the cause of my hungryness. I am also 15 and a girl if that helps Answered by Graciela Daudelin 4 months ago.

MiraLax is a brand name for a version of Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (PEG 3350) over the counter laxative. PEG 3350 has known side effects; however, I don't recall hunger being one of them. I am constantly amazed how many GI doctors have forgotten the basics and sold out to the pharmaceutical sales reps who buy the lunches and bring gifts to the office. You should try eating 4 to 6 prunes per day to see how that helps. if it works start tapering back. If you want to avoid constipation you should: - Increase your fiber intake via fruits, vegetables and fiber supplements - Increase water intake 4 to 6 glasses per day - Get away from the computer, go outside and play, run, walk or ride a bike. Lack of exercise is a leading cause of constipation - Heed the call to go. Girls hate using public restrooms and frequently suppress the urge to go. Over time the stools get harder and the urges become less intense. - Watch out for pain killers. The same pills that suppress your menstrual cramping also suppress peristaltic cramping (tells you to poop). Again this leads to hardened stool in the rectum. - Resist frequent use of laxatives. Frequent laxative use leads to laxative dependence where you need laxatives in order to go. Hopefully, your GI doctor didn't suggest the daily use of MiraLax. Medical fact: If you need a laxative daily in order to go, you are laxative dependent. - Set aside toilet time to go every day. Answered by Emma Swanston 4 months ago.


Does MiraLAX cause diarrhea?
My problem is fixed! i ahem... digested! but if i feel it again, i will take your advice. thanks Asked by Elly Billinghurst 4 months ago.

Miralax is a drug used for constipation. If taken too much it can cause diarrhea. Too much is defined as taking 4 liters of it. There are other products called NuLYTELY and GoLYTELY in which patients take the entire 4 liters (ingest 8 oz every 10 minutes) until gone to clean out the intestines before undergoing a colonoscopy. (A procedure to look into the large and a small portion of the small intestines.) If take Miralax as directed on the bottle, you should not expereince diarrhea. That being said, keep in mind, everyone has a different body and what you may need, may be more than what another person may need. So for example, you may need 2 tablespoons to get you going where as others may need 3. You will need to play with the dose to determine what is the best. Miralax is safe and has minimal side effects. Good luck. Answered by Marissa Jesmer 4 months ago.

RE: Does MiraLAX cause diarrhea? Ive been constipated, and i was wonder if anyone who has taken MiraLAx can help, what side affects are there? Answered by Lakeesha Odoms 4 months ago.

miralax diarrhea Answered by Carmelo Deweese 4 months ago.

we give it to alot of patients. It is not harsh on the body. It does not cause diarrhea Answered by Jaimie Walcutt 4 months ago.


Does miralax even work?
Bowel* Asked by Susanne Goodpasture 4 months ago.

You don't need miralax to have a bowel movement. All you need is love :) Ask your doctor, they are BOUND to know that sorta thing. Answered by Wanda Kennell 4 months ago.

It takes a while for it to work. Just keep taking it trust me. Answered by Anika Wroten 4 months ago.


How fast does Miralax work for constipation?
I think im constipated. i just went to the doctor and told all my symptoms and stuff and the dr put me on miralax. does this stuff work. how long will it take me to use the restroom. i can not make myself use the restroom even though it feels like i need to. how affective is miralax Asked by Kelvin Vuolo 4 months ago.

Miralax is effective in most people. Actually the best thing to do is take a stool softener along with Miralax.You should take a stool softener such as Colace one in the morning and one in the evening and one dose of miralax a day until you have regular bowel movements every day then you can cut back on the miralax to every other day and then just as needed.Miralax can work as quickly as a few hours but it can take up to 4 days before you notice a difference.I am a nurse and this is what the doctor i work for prescribes for our patients and this seems to work well. Hope this helps Answered by Meridith Nanda 4 months ago.

Fastest Miralax For Constipation Answered by Debby Disbrow 4 months ago.

OK so I've been constipated for a week. had a bowel movement (really hard, lumpy,bloody sorry TMI ). because I was scared to go again I held it for 4 days! finally I decided to drink milk of magnesia (didn't work) then took enema; it came out like water but 2 big hard lumps came out of nowhere & I was passing out because of the extreme pain & it really hurt my rectum causing me hemorrhoids :( the next day I ended up going to the ER beause I could risk passing another hard stool & it hurting me or worse fainting. the doctor prescribed me Miralax with suppository to help with the hemorrhoids. I took 1 dose of mirelax at night another 2 the next day. when I had an urge to go 4 hours later I big BUT soft lump came out praise the Lord literally!! miralax worked for me but I didn't drink a lot of water along with prune juice and took an enema to help it get started. hope this helped :) Answered by Victor Surridge 4 months ago.

miralax works great on me and it usually takes 2-3 days to work for me but i am sure everybody is different. Answered by Maurice Hohner 4 months ago.

Miralax is alright its really soft so its not bad at all. I found that just using prune juice is more effective for instant relieve though. Answered by Verlie Longenecker 4 months ago.


Is there a pill substitute for miralax?
Asked by Harriet Callihan 4 months ago.

Miralax is supposively the best med out there based on the side effects and no bloating and what not for constipation or to clear the system out. Commonly used when going to get colonoscopies and what not. But it is in the category of a stool softener and so any of the following would work, if you are taking it for constipation reasons... MOM - Milk of magnesia (also a liquid if you were straying away from miralax bc its a liquid) Docusate Sodium Colace Senokot mineral oil in juice like OJ. Hope this helps! Answered by Joslyn Dilts 4 months ago.

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How fast does miralax take to work?
I just had it. I've had this constipation for 2 days. Today and yesterday. Also, is there anything to make it work faster? I really want to get this over with so I can be happy again! ): Asked by Sima Mieles 4 months ago.

Miralax works by bringing water into your intestine and helping things move along. The trick is, if it does not work; you need to take more. The bottle says to take a particular dose, but that may not always work. When people get colonoscopies, and they need to completely flush out their GI track before the procedure, they are given a whole GALLON of Miralax to drink. SO, if one scoop of the powder dissolved in a cup or 1/2 cup water didn't work, you are certainly safe to have more. I usually say drink it until you go:) Answered by Kelly Archer 4 months ago.

I am a 36 year old Mother, and after having my Colonoscopy. I found out that instead of IBS-D, I was completely full of Bowel. My GI Dr. Instructed me to take the Miralax on a regular basis. And I Yet still haven't had a "Normal" bowel movement. I am Epileptic, so I'm not sure if that's also causing the problem. Because since I've been taking the Miralax It's been nothing but very, very loose stools. I have been taking the Miralax regardless of the diarrhea. Thinking that I am just that full of Bowel. I am beginning to get scared that it's not going to go back to the way it should be. I take the Miralax at night, so by morning I'm running to the bathroom, with cramps and very bad diarrhea. So I'm wondering how much longer to I take the Miralax.. I've started taking it in the AM but it's the same way. Nothing has turned even semi-solid. Please offer any advice from anyone who has been in my situation. How much Longer should I keep taking the Miralax? Answered by Rey Yochem 4 months ago.

It's an extraordinarily soft laxative. It won't offer you diarrhea unless you take an excessive amount of. It most of the time works in a day or so. Additionally, you must comprehend that "maintaining it" while at college can without a doubt rationale constipation and irregularity. Answered by Keena Nolan 4 months ago.


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020698/001 MIRALAX POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 FOR SOLUTION/ ORAL 17GM per SCOOPFUL
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