Originally, the nonprescription version of GlycoLax was made by Kremers Urban, LLC. It was a generic version of MiraLAX®. Although GlycoLax is no longer manufactured, several different generic polyethylene glycol 3350 products are available.
Some of the manufacturers of GlycoLax generic products include:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
American Health Packaging.
Although most generic versions of this laxative are available without a prescription, some do require a prescription. The prescription versions are exactly the same as the over-the-counter (OTC) versions, but are more likely to be covered by insurance.
(Click GlycoLax to learn more about other manufacturers of this laxative. This article also provides a complete overview on how this medication works, possible side effects, and general safety concerns to be aware of before taking GlycoLax.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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