Learn Why MiraLAX is Different

works differently to give you relief

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.

illustration showing how miralax uses the body's water to naturally unblock your system
illustration showing the difference between osmotic laxatives and stimulant laxatives
illustration showing the difference between osmotic laxatives and stimulant laxatives
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
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.

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MiraLAX is a trademark of Bayer.
Dulcolax is a trademark of Sanofi.
Senokot is a trademark of Purdue Pharma.
Ex-Lax is a trademark of Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

MiraLAX is different from stimulant laxatives.

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

MiraLAX is the #1 Doctor Recommended Choice

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

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1Survey of 300 consumers, 2017

MiraLAX does not cause bloating, gas, cramps, or sudden urgency.

See our Treatment Comparison Table.

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