What is polyethylene glycol? What is polyethylene glycol used for?

Polyethylene glycol is an osmotic laxative. Polyethylene glycol works by retaining water in the stool, resulting in softer stools and more frequent bowel movements. Polyethylene glycol does not affect glucose and electrolytes in the body.

What brand names are available for polyethylene glycol (peg) 3350-oral?

Miralax, Glycolax

Is polyethylene glycol (peg) 3350-oral available as a generic drug?


Do I need a prescription for polyethylene glycol (peg) 3350-oral?


Is polyethylene glycol safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not known whether polyethylene glycol enters the breast milk.

What else should I know about polyethylene glycol?

What preparations of polyethylene glycol (peg) 3350-oral are available?

Powder for solution, supplied in packets and jars: 17 g per scoopful or packet

How should I keep polyethylene glycol (peg) 3350-oral stored?

Store polyethylene glycol packets and jars between temperatures of 20 C and 25 C (68 F and 77 F).

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NIH.gov. POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (3350)- polyethylene glycol 3500 powder, for solution.