Information about Polyethylene Glycol
Polyethylene glycol uses
Polyethylene Glycol is used in the treatment of constipation and intestine preparation before any surgery.
How polyethylene glycol works
Polyethylene Glycol belongs to a class of drugs called osmotic laxative. It acts by softening the stool and increasing the frequency of bowel movements by retaining water in the stool.
Common side effects of polyethylene glycol
Dehydration, Urticaria, Abdominal cramp, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal bloating
Available Medicine for Polyethylene Glycol
- ₹210 to ₹318Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹173Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹192Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹40Kinedex Healthcare Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹30Strides shasun Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹175Hetero Drugs Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹92Medreich Lifecare Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹220Eskag Pharma Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹183 to ₹216Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Polyethylene Glycol
- Avoid taking a Polyethylene Glycol for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement.
- Together with Polyethylene Glycol, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
- A Polyethylene Glycol should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
- Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Polyethylene Glycol contains sugars.
- Take Polyethylene Glycol after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
Frequently asked questions for Polyethylene Glycol
Q. Is polyethylene glycol safe?
Polyethylene glycol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is polyethylene glycol the same as Miralax?
Yes. Miralax is the brand name of polyethylene glycol.