Relieve occasional constipation gently with MiraLAX!
What Is MiraLAX?
MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative used to help relieve occasional constipation. MiraLAX is available over the counter in an easy-to-use powder form.
What Does MiraLAX Do?
MiraLAX helps to relieve occasional constipation and helps to soften stool.
What Is In MiraLAX?
MiraLAX contains the active ingredient polyethylene glycol 3350. MiraLAX does not contain gluten, sugar, or preservatives.
What Type Of Laxative Is MiraLAX?
MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative.
How Does MiraLAX Work?
MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative. Osmotic laxatives work by drawing water into your colon and keeping it there, which allows the water to hydrate and soften stools. This helps to unblock your system – generally without causing harsh side effects such as gas, bloating, cramping, or urgency.
How Long Does It Take For MiraLAX To Work?
While results may vary, MiraLAX generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 3 days. During this time, MiraLAX works with the water in your body to gently unblock your system without causing sudden urgency.
How Often Can You Take MiraLAX?
MiraLAX is designed to be taken just once per day. You can take MiraLAX once per day for up to 7 days, or until you experience relief. If you still need a laxative after 7 days, stop using MiraLAX and call your doctor.
How To Take MiraLAX
MiraLAX comes in an easy-to-use powder form. Adults and children 17 years of age or older can use the MiraLAX cap to measure 17 grams of powder by filling the white section of the cap with powder up to the indicated line. Then simply mix the powder into 4 – 8 ounces of your beverage of choice. If you don’t want to worry about measuring or need an easily portable solution, single-dose packets of MiraLAX are also available. It is important to know that people under the page of 16 should not use MiraLAX without first talking to a doctor. You should always follow the dosage instructions on MiraLAX packaging exactly. If you have questions or concerns about how to take MiraLAX, you should ask your pharmacist or doctor.
What Can You Mix MiraLAX With?
You can mix the recommended dose of MiraLAX with any hot, cold, or room temperature beverage of your choice. Examples include: coffee, tea, water, juice, coconut water, a smoothie, and seltzer water.
Is MiraLAX Habit Forming?
Polyethylene glycol 3350, the active ingredient in MiraLAX, may be habit-forming. If you think you are using MiraLAX too often or are worried about becoming dependent on laxatives, you should talk to your doctor.
Can You Take MiraLAX When Pregnant?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to ask your doctor before using MiraLAX or any other over the counter medication to make sure that it is safe for you to do so.
MiraLAX Side Effects
Osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX will generally not cause side effects such as gas, bloating, cramping, or sudden urgency. However, you may notice loose, watery, or more frequent stools while using MiraLAX. If you have questions or concerns about the side effects of MiraLAX, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
How Much Is MiraLAX?
MiraLAX typically costs between $10 - $25 dollars depending on the package size. In some cases, coupons and sales may be able to help lower your costs.
Where To Buy MiraLAX
You can buy MiraLAX at most local CVS stores or online. If you order online, we will ship your purchase straight to your door in just a few days!
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