MiraLAX® Works Differently MiraLAX® is a nonstimulant laxative that works with the water in your body to give you gentle, effective relief from occasional constipation — with no harsh side effects. Not All Laxatives Are the Same Osmotic Laxatives Osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX® attract water and keep it in your colon, allowing them to hydrate and soften stools, unblocking your system without causing harsh side effects. Stimulant LaxativesIn contrast, stimulant laxatives make your body go by forcefully stimulating the nerves in your colon. They may also cause harsh side effects like cramping or sudden urgency. MiraLAX® is the #1 Doctor-Recommended Choice Proven safe and effective Original prescription strength, available over the counter Provides complete, comfortable and predictable relief, with both stool-softening and laxative effects Doesn’t cause harsh side effects such as gas, bloating, cramping and sudden urgency MiraLAX® is recommended more often than any other laxative, leading among recommendations from doctors, gastroenterologists and pharmacists References Pharmacy Times. 2022 Pharmacy Times survey of pharmacists’ OTC recommendations. Accessed March 3, 2023. https://cdn.sanity.io/files/0vv8moc6/pharmacytimes/86326ebdabcad93c75193a50a94fb30cf4e10661.pdf. IQVIA Survey, 2023.