GlycoLax™ (polyethylene glycol 3350) is a nonprescription laxative used for treating constipation. It is important to note that GlycoLax is no longer manufactured; however, several generic versions are still available.
Belonging to a group of medications called osmotic laxatives, GlycoLax works by drawing water into the colon, softening the stool, and increasing the number of bowel movements. It may take up to four days after you start using this laxative to have a bowel movement. Do not take more than the recommended amount if you do not have a bowel movement right away.
(To learn more about how this laxative works, click GlycoLax. This article also discusses potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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