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Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Odd worry

Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.
It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use.

In brief: Odd worry

Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.
It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use.
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