Perrigo Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Features
- Constipation Relief: The medication is primarily used to provide relief from occasional constipation by softening the stool and promoting bowel movements
- Active Ingredient: The active ingredient is polyethylene glycol 3350, which is an osmotic laxative
- Oral Powder Form: The medication comes in a powder form that is dissolved in water and taken orally
- Once-Daily Dosage: The medication is typically taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day, and can take up to 2-4 days to produce a bowel movement
- Suitable for Adults and Children: It is used to treat constipation in adults and children over the age of 17. However, it is not recommended for use in children under the age of 17 without first consulting a healthcare professional
- Mild Side Effects: Common side effects of this medication may include bloating, gas, and stomach cramps, which are usually mild and go away within a few days of use
- Hydration Importance: It is important to drink plenty of fluids while using this medication to avoid dehydration.
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How to use Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Powder?
- Do not take more than directed unless advised by your doctor
- The bottle top is a measuring cap marked to contain 17 grams of powder when filled to the indicated line (white section in cap).
- For Adults and children 17 years of age and older:
- Use once a day
- Fill to top of white section in cap which is marked to indicate the correct dose (17g)
- Stir and dissolve in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink
- Do not combine with starch based thickness used for difficulty swallowing
- Ensure that the powder is fully dissolved before drinking
- Do not drink if there are any clumps
- Do not use more than 7 days
- For Children 16 years of age or under:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Perrigo Polyethylene Glycol Cathartic/Laxative used for?
It is used to relieve occasional constipation.
How does it work?
It works by drawing water into the colon, softening the stool and making it easier to pass.
What is the active ingredient used in it?
The active ingredient is polyethylene glycol 3350.
How is it taken?
It comes in a powder form that is dissolved in water and taken orally. It is typically taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day.