An article in The New York Times raised concerns regarding the safety of chronic use of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 also known as GlycoLax or MiraLax. The New York Times article suggested there is no scientific evidence that chronically treating pediatric constipation with PEG 3350 is safe. However, a review of the literature, Over-the-Counter Laxative Polyethylene Glycol 3350: An Evidence-Based Appraisal, was published in Current Medical Research and Opinion in July of 2011. The review included twenty-one studies and a total of 1949 patients. These studies showed good evidence that PEG 3350 is safe and effective in treating chronic constipation in children and adults.
UCanPoopToo aims to help you and your child achieve safe and effective results through scientific based evidence. Treating constipation and encopresis with laxatives, in particular PEG 3350, has been studied and evidenced to be safe by many trials.
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