MiraLAX® has a triple mechanism of action that hydrates, softens, and gently relieves1-3
The triple action of MiraLAX®
The triple action of MiraLAX® provides proven results and a comfortable patient experience
MiraLAX® triggers peristalsis without interacting with bacteria6 or causing nerve stimulation,2 which can lead to harsh side effects.
- Doesn’t metabolize in the intestine, which could cause bloating and gas buildup as with fibers such as Metamucil®6,7
- Encourages gentle peristalsis, unlike stool softeners such as Colace®, which do not prompt peristalsis and could cause cramps and diarrhea7
- Doesn’t forcefully stimulate colonic nerves, which could cause stomach discomfort and cramps, as with stimulant laxatives such as Dulcolax®7
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MiraLAX® : Its triple mechanism of action relieves constipation without causing bloating, cramping, gas, or urgency4-6
In multiple clinical trials, MiraLAX® has been proven to
MiraLAX® is the ONLY OTC osmotic laxative with a prescription heritage and is favored by both physicians and patients10,11
MiraLAX® is supported by 22 years of safe and effective use. It was FDA approved in 1999 as a Rx, and as an OTC product in 200612,13
MiraLAX® provides predictable and reliable relief for a broad range of patients
MiraLAX® is available in a variety of dosing sizes, including travel-size packets
MiraLAX® is easily accessible at national drug store chains, mass merchandisers, online retailers, and club stores
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