Many generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350) products are available, sold under several different names, such as Clearlax, GlycoLax, and Purelax. Although this laxative is a nonprescription medication, some generic versions are available by prescription only. These prescription generics are equivalent to MiraLAX, but are more likely to be covered by insurance.
MiraLAX® (polyethylene glycol 3350) is a nonprescription medication approved for treating occasional constipation.
MiraLAX is made by Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc. The patents for this medication have expired, and it is available as a generic.
Generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol powder for solution) is made by several different companies, including:
- Perrigo Company
- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
- American Health Packaging.
MiraLAX was originally available by prescription only. In fact, some versions of generic MiraLAX are still available as prescription medications. The prescription versions are exactly the same as the over-the-counter (OTC) version, but are more likely to be covered by insurance.
There are many different names for generic MiraLAX. Sometimes, these products are labeled simply as polyethylene glycol 3350. However, it may also be sold under other names, such as:
- Dulcolax Balance®.
It is easy to check to see if a nonprescription product contains polyethylene glycol 3350 by looking under the "Active Ingredients" section for "polyethylene glycol 3350." Ask your pharmacist if you are unsure if a product is a generic version of MiraLAX.