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Polyethylene glycol 3350

Generic Name: Polyethylene glycol 3350 [pol-ee-ETH-il-een-GLYE-kol]
The brand names are: ClearLax, GaviLAX, HealthyLax, MiraLax, Natura-Lax, etc.
Dosage format: Oral powder for reconstitution (-)
Drug Class: laxatives

What is polyethylene glycol 3350?

Polyethylene Glycol 3350 can be described as a solution for laxatives that boosts the amount of water that is present in the intestinal tract, thereby stimulating the bowel movement.Polyethylene glycol 3350 is utilized as a laxative for treating occasional constipation or irregular stool movements.

Polyethylene glycol 3350 can also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Polyethylene glycol 3350

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Do not take polyethylene glycol 3350. Consult your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Bloody or severe diarrhea that is bloody or severe;
  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • The blood in your stool;
  • Chronic and worsening stomach pain.

Common negative side effects of polyethylene 3350 can include:

  • Bloating, gas, upset stomach;
  • Dizziness;
  • An increase in sweating.

It's not a comprehensive description of the various adverse results. Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


This medication is used if you suffer from diarrhea obstruction or a blockage in your intestinal tract. If you suffer from one of these conditions, you may suffer serious or even life-threatening consequences from polyethylene glycol 3350.

Do not take polyethylene glycol 3350 more often than every day. Consult your physician if you have persistent constipation or an irregularity after taking this medicine for seven consecutive days.

Before you Take this Drug

You shouldn't take polyethylene glycol 3350 if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol or if you suffer from a digestive obstruction or blockage. If you suffer from one of these conditions, you may be afflicted with life-threatening or dangerous adverse effects of polyethylene glycol 3350.

Anyone suffering from the disorder of eating (such as anorexia and bulimia) shouldn't make use of this medicine with the advice of a doctor.

To make sure that the medication you are taking is safe for you, tell your doctor about:

  • Nausea, vomiting, or severe stomach pain;
  • Ulcerative colitis;
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome;
  • Kidney disease
  • If you've had an abrupt change in your stool habits that lasts two weeks or more.

FDA classification for pregnancy C It is unclear how polyethylene glycol 3350 can affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant while taking this drug.

It isn't known if polyethylene glycol 3350 gets into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child.

How to Take Polyethylene glycol 3350?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than prescribed.

If you are using the powder version of this medication, take your dosage using the cap of the bottle. The cap should have dosage marks on the outside of it. Mix the powder in 4–8 ounces of a hot drink, such as soda, juice, water, coffee, tea, or Stir the mixture and drink it immediately. Don't save it to use later.

Polyethylene glycol 3350 will cause a bowel movement within one to three days after taking the drug. Polyethylene glycol 3350 typically produces a loose or watery stool.

Do not take polyethylene glycol 3350 for more than a day. Consult your physician if you remain constipated or have trouble with your digestion after taking this medicine for seven consecutive days.

Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

Details on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Bowel Preparation:

17 grams of dissolved sugar in 4–8 ounces of drink, orally, every day.
The duration of therapy is not greater than 7 consecutive days.
The beverage can be cold, hot, or at room temperature.
Usually, a bowel movement occurs within 1–3 days.
Use: Relief from the occasional constipation

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation:

17 grams of dissolved sugar in 4–8 ounces of liquid, taken orally every day.
Therapy duration: not greater than 7 consecutive days
The beverage could be cold, hot, or even room temperature.
Usually, a bowel movement occurs within one to three days.
Use: Relief from occasional constipation

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose. Avoid taking any other medication to compensate for the dose that was missed.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other medications can interfere with polyethylene glycol 3350, such as prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you are taking currently and all medicines that you decide to stop or change your use of.\



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