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Is it safe to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a 3 year old?
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is probably the most commonly used medicine for constipation in pediatrics.
Pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists use it for children even younger than your child. I would recommend discussing with your pediatrician the dosage, the length of expected treatment and when your doctor wishes to see your child back for a recheck.

In brief: Yes
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is probably the most commonly used medicine for constipation in pediatrics.
Pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists use it for children even younger than your child. I would recommend discussing with your pediatrician the dosage, the length of expected treatment and when your doctor wishes to see your child back for a recheck.
Dr. Randolph Thomas
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
This was used only by prescription for years before its safety profile over that time led to its over the counter availability for adults and kids.
I find its name misleading.It is not a laxative in the common use of the term, it is a moisture retainer that resists the bodies attempt to extract water from the poo. Use for up to a year at a time is sometimes needed in problem cases.

In brief: Yes
This was used only by prescription for years before its safety profile over that time led to its over the counter availability for adults and kids.
I find its name misleading.It is not a laxative in the common use of the term, it is a moisture retainer that resists the bodies attempt to extract water from the poo. Use for up to a year at a time is sometimes needed in problem cases.
Dr. James Ferguson
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