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If you have occasional constipation, you may benefit from polyethylene glycol 3350 (MiraLAX®). This nonprescription medication works to relieve symptoms by drawing water into the colon, softening the stool, and increasing the number of bowel movements.
Before taking polyethylene glycol 3350, make sure to review the product information on this drug, as it may not be suitable for some people. For example, you may not be able to take this laxative if you have certain allergies, kidney problems, or a bowel obstruction.
Although many people do not have any problems while using polyethylene glycol 3350, side effects can occur and may include nausea, gas, and diarrhea. In general, however, most negative reactions tend to be mild and easily treated.
(Click Polyethylene Glycol 3350 for more information on this drug. This article covers how this laxative works, discusses general dosing guidelines, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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