What is it?
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) is an isosmotic laxative.
What is it used for?
PEG is used for treating constipation.
The laxative type:
Osmotic laxatives draw water into the bowel from the surrounding tissues to soften stools and increase bowel movement frequency
What are the osmotic laxative side effects?
Cramping rectal pain
changes in your levels of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, which can affect the function of many organs in your body
excess water loss
digestive diseases, such as:
Osmotic laxatives include:
magnesium hydroxide (Phillips Milk of Magnesia)
magnesium citrate (Citroma)
polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX)
sodium phosphate* (Fleet Saline Enema)
glycerin (Fleet Glycerin Suppository)