How Does GlycoLax Work?
belongs to a group of medications called osmotic laxatives. These products work by drawing water into the colon
, softening the stool, and increasing the number of bowel movements. GlycoLax will usually cause a bowel movement in one to three days.
Can Children Use It?
GlycoLax is only approved for use in people 17 years old and older. However, it is frequently used "off-label
" in children. Ask a healthcare provider before giving your child GlycoLax. If your child's healthcare provider recommends GlycoLax for your child's constipation
, follow his or her dosing instructions.
Can Older Adults Use It?
Older adults can use GlycoLax and will likely tolerate it as well as younger age groups. Certain older adults, such as those in nursing homes, may be more susceptible to diarrhea
with high GlycoLax doses. Lower dosages may be needed in these cases.
Off-Label GlycoLax Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for treating something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Some off-label uses for GlycoLax may include: