Amherst Lab


Full Prescribing Info
Polyethylene glycol 3350.
Laxative (OTC Drug).
Pharmacology: Mechanism of Action: This medicine contains polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, a laxative. Polyethylene glycol 3350 works by promoting fluid retention in the bowel to keep the stools moist and lubricates the passage of the stool for easy evacuation. Polyethylene glycol 3350 generally produces a bowel movement in 1 to 3 days.
For the treatment of constipation.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Directions for Use: Stir and dissolve contents of 1 sachet in 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 mL) of any beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink.
Adults and Children 17 years and older: Take orally, once a day, as needed.
Do not use for more than 7 days.
Do not take more than directed unless advised by the doctor.
Children 16 years and younger: Ask a doctor.
Allergy to polyethylene glycol.
Kidney disease unless advised by a doctor.
Acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or other symptoms of appendicitis, or undiagnosed abdominal pain.
Gastrointestinal obstruction or perforation, gastric retention, peptic ulcer disease, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, or ileus.
Special Precautions
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Adverse Reactions
Polyethylene glycol 3350 is generally well tolerated; however, nausea, abdominal fullness and/or bloating, cramping and flatulence may occur. High doses may produce diarrhea and excessive stool frequency, particularly in the elderly. Occasional urticaria (hives) suggestive of an allergic reaction has also been noted in patients taking polyethylene glycol.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
ATC Classification
A06AD - Osmotically acting laxatives ; Used in the treatment of constipation.
Powd for oral soln (sachet, white to creamy white) 17 g x 7's.
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