MiraLAX 238 gram
If you have occasional constipation, you may benefit from MiraLAX® (polyethylene glycol 3350). This over-the-counter (OTC) laxative medication comes in one form -- MiraLAX Powder for Solution.
MiraLAX is available in premeasured, single-dose packets (each of which contains 17 grams of powder) and in multidose bottles containing 7 doses (119 grams of MiraLAX), 14 doses (238 grams of MiraLAX), and 30 doses (510 grams of MiraLAX). The powder can be mixed with any cold, hot, or room-temperature beverage, such as water, juice, coffee, or tea.
The standard adult dosage for treating occasional constipation is 17 grams (about one heaping tablespoon) of powder dissolved in four to eight ounces of liquid and swallowed once a day. MiraLAX typically causes a bowel movement within one to three days after starting the laxative.
(For more details on this product, click MiraLAX. This Web article provides a complete overview of MiraLAX, including a list of potential side effects, an outline of important dosing instructions, and a description of who may not be able to safely use this drug.)