MiraLAX® Is Different | MiraLAX®

MiraLAX® Works Differently to Give You Relief

Learn Why MiraLAX® is Different

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MiraLAX® Works with the Water in Your Body

MiraLAX® works with your body’s natural process to provide effective relief from occasional constipation. Because it works with the body, MiraLAX® provides a gentle experience and doesn't cause harsh side effects.

MiraLAX® Is Different from Stimulant Laxatives

Stimulant laxative pills make your body go by forcefully stimulating the nerves in your colon. MiraLAX® works naturally with the water in your body to hydrate, soften and ease, unblocking your system.

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Osmotic Laxative

Works with the water in your body to soften and ease stool through the colon.

illustration showing the difference between osmotic laxatives and stimulant laxatives

Stimulant Laxative Pills

Forcefully stimulate the nerves in your colon, causing the muscles of the intestinal wall to contract, which helps move stools through.

MiraLAX® is a trademark of Bayer. Dulcolax® is a trademark of Sanofi. Senokot® is a trademark of Avrio Health L.P. ex-lax® is a trademark of GSK.

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MiraLAX®  Does Not Cause Bloating, Gas, Cramps or Sudden Urgency

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MiraLAX® Is the #1 Doctor-recommended Choice

  • Proven safe and effective
  • Can generally be taken with other medications (consult your doctor first)
  • Has very few side effects
  • The original prescription strength
  • Has 96% patient satisfaction1
  • In fact, MiraLAX® has been the #1-recommended choice among doctors since it went on the market as an over-the-counter laxative in 2007.

1Survey of 300 consumers, 2018.


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