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MiraLAX Packets

MiraLAX® (polyethylene glycol 3350) is an over-the-counter (OTC) laxative medication used to treat occasional constipation. It 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), 14 doses (238 grams), and 30 doses (510 grams). The powder can be mixed with any cold, hot, or room-temperature beverage, such as water, juice, coffee, or tea.
For treating occasional constipation, the recommended MiraLAX dosage is 17 grams (about one heaping tablespoon) of powder dissolved in four to eight ounces of liquid and swallowed once a day.
(Click MiraLAX for a closer look at using the packets for treating occasional constipation. This article offers more detailed information on how MiraLAX works to treat constipation, possible side effects, and general dosing guidelines.)
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