GlycoLax is an over-the-counter (OTC) laxative used to treat constipation. It works by drawing water into the colon, softening the stool, and increasing the number of bowel movements. It typically causes a bowel movement in one to three days. Although GlycoLax is no longer manufactured, generic versions of this medication are available.
What Is GlycoLax?GlycoLax™ (polyethylene glycol 3350) is a nonprescription laxative medication used to treat occasional constipation. Like other polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG-3350) products, GlycoLax was originally available by prescription only. Some PEG-3350 products are still available by prescription only. These medications are exactly the same as the over-the-counter (OTC) versions, but are more likely to be covered by insurance.
Although GlycoLax is no longer manufactured, several different generic forms are still available.