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Is it safe to take polyethylene glycol 3350 powder daily?

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Dr. Kristin Stropnicky
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Generally yes: Also known as "MiraLax", this is generally safe to take daily, however it should be done under the direction of a physician if there is an ongoing problem which requires a daily medication for constipation. Also, as with any other over the counter medications, adhere to the directions on the bottle regarding daily dose.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What happen if I take "polyethylene glycol 3350". For a month?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many use it longer: You should find out why you have chronic constipation first such as ruling out thyroid disease etc..If no underlying disease, try the natural way such as fibers, roughage, and adequate fluid daily. This med is relatively safe to use and many patients use it for months to yrs. Like any other med, use smallest effective dose for shortest possible time. Consult doc. Good luck.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2019

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