MiraLAX is a safe, effective way to treat constipation.* Available soon without a prescription, MiraLAX is a tasteless, grit-free powder that is mixed with water?or any other everyday beverage?and taken once each day. MiraLAX relieves constipation by gently bringing water into the bowel. This provides softer stools and increases the frequency of bowel movements, allowing bowel movements to occur more normally.
Polyethylene Glycol 3350, 17 g (cap filled to line)
Relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
Generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 3 days
Allergy alert: Do not use if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol
Do not use if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
A sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks
Irritable bowel syndrome
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug.
When using this product you may have loose, watery, more frequent stools.
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
You have rectal bleeding or your nausea, bloating, cramping or abdominal pain gets worse. These may be signs of a serious condition
You get diarrhea
You need to use a laxative for longer than 1 week
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Do not take more than directed, unless advised by your doctor
The bottle top is a measuring cap marked to contain 17 grams of powder when filled to the indicated line (white section in cap)
Adults and children 17 years of age and older fill to top of white section in cap, which is marked to indicate the correct dose (17g)
Stir and dissolve in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink
Use once a day
Use no more than 7 days
Children 16 years of age or under: ask a doctor
Medicines taken for various illnesses or conditions can cause constipation as a side effect in some people.
Here are some drugs that are known to cause constipation.
Type of Drug
Control epilepsy and
other seizure disorders
Phenytoin, valproic acid
Treat symptoms of
Lower blood pressure
of Parkinson's disease
Treat symptoms of
Bile acid sequestrants
Lower blood pressure,
promote excretion of water
Iron deficiency anemia
Store at 20? - 25?C (68? - 77?F)
Tamper-evident: do not use if foil seal under cap is missing, open or broken