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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use everyday? why doe it require a prescription to buy at boots? and will it give instant relief like an enema?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
YEs and OTC: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative with high fiber content. Can be used daily if one has constipation problem without other GI pathology. Drink plenty of water with it. Can cause Diarrhea if used excessively. It is available OTC,does not require Rx. No it does not give instant relief like enema.

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Last updated Jun 23, 2016

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