Polyethylene Glycol is known as an osmotic-type laxative. It is used to treat occasional constipation. It works by holding water in the stool to soften the stool and increases the number of bowel movements.

This medication is used in treating occasional constipation. Polyethylene Glycol works by softening the stool and increasing the frequency of bowel movements by retaining water in the stool.

Do not use polyethylene glycol-3350 powder for oral solution if:

  • You are allergic to any ingredient in polyethylene glycol-3350 powder for oral solution
  • You have blockage of the stomach or bowels

If any of these apply to you, contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away.

Common side effects of this drug may include:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Gas

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of these effects persist or worsen.

Inform your doctor right away if you experienced:

  • Excessive Number of Bowel Movements
  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Severe or Persistent Stomach/Abdominal Pain
  • Bloody Stools
  • Rectal Bleeding

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

  • Rash, Itching/Swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • Severe Dizziness
  • Trouble Breathing


Before taking Polyethylene Glycol 3350, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to polyethylene glycol or any other medications.
  • What prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
  • If you have or have ever had a bowel obstruction (blockage in the intestine) and if you have symptoms of bowel obstruction (upset stomach, vomiting, and stomach pain or bloating).
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking polyethylene glycol 3350, call your doctor.



Polyethylene Glycol may interact with other medicines. Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Thirst
  • Confusion
  • Seizure


Available brand/s:

  • Pegalax
  • Surelax

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