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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.
 
(Click GlycoLax Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes This Medication?

The nonprescription version of GlycoLax was made by Kremers Urban, LLC.
 

How Does GlycoLax Work?

GlycoLax 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.
 
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