What is MiraLAX?
MiraLAX is a popular laxative that is available without a prescription for short time use to relieve the symptoms of constipation in adults. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults use the drug for no longer than a one week period. The FDA approved the drug only for use in adults and not children under 17 years of age. Despite the uses approved by the FDA, MiraLAX is often purchased by parents to treat persistent constipation in their children. Additionally, an article in the New York Times reported that doctors and other medical professionals often recommend MiraLAX for the treatment of chronic constipation in toddlers and infants.