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Scrutiny for Laxatives as a Childhood Remedy

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  • Miralax and other laxatives with the active ingredient polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350) are commonly given to children even though they’re only approved for use in adults
  • More than 7,000 reports related to PEG laxatives have been filed in the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS)
  • Adverse events include neurological problems, metabolic acidosis, and more
  • An FDA study detected small amounts of the antifreeze chemicals ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG) in PEG laxatives

By Dr. Mercola

Laxatives with the active ingredient polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350), the most popular of which is Miralax, are commonly given to children with constipation. Some of these children end up using the drug daily for years, which their parents (and likely their doctors as well) probably assume is safe.


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