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polyethylene

 [pol″e-eth´ĭ-lēn]
polymerized ethylene, (—CH2—CH2—)n, a synthetic plastic material, forms of which have been used in reparative surgery.
polyethylene glycol a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form (polyethylene glycol 300 or 400) or as waxy solids (polyethylene glycol 1540 or 4000), used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base. Polyethylene glycol is also used as a laxative.

polyethylene glycol

n.
Any of a family of high molecular weight liquids and waxes that are condensation polymers of ethylene glycol, are soluble in water and in many organic solvents, and are used in detergents, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals and as emulsifiers, lubricants, and plasticizers.

polyethylene glycol

a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form or as waxy solids used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base. Polyethylene glycol is also used as a laxative.

polyethylene glycol

A substance used with other ingredients to be used as a laxative. Brand names are Klean-prep and Movicol.

polyethylene

polymerized ethylene (CH−CH2)n, a synthetic plastic material, forms of which have been used in reparative surgery.

polyethylene glycol
a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form (polyethylene glycol 300 or 400) or as waxy solids (polyethylene glycol 1540 or 4000), used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base.
polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution
an osmotic solution used as a cathartic to empty the bowel in preparation for endoscopy. Abbreviated PEG. Called also GoLYTLEY.
polyethylene suture
one of the better monofilament fibers because of its good handling, low capillarity, high tensile strength and longevity in tissue. It has only moderate knot-holding capacity.
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Hjelkrem and his colleagues assessed GoLytely and MiraLAX in a 1year study in which 425 patients undergoing screening colonoscopy were randomly assigned to bowel prep with GoLytely alone, MiraLAX alone, MiraLAX plus lubiprostone pretreatment, or MiraLAX plus bisacodyl pretreatment.
Examples include lactulose and Miralax (polyethylene glycol), which are powders you mix with water or another beverage.
mix a 255-gram bottle of Miralax with 64 ounces of lemon-lime Gatorade or (particularly if you have diabetes) Crystal Light.
We make sure patients are informed about the use of laxatives; the importance of increasing fiber and adding prunes, prune juice, and raisins to their diet; and, most importantly, using milk of magnesia or Miralax.
Howard uses MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350, NF powder for solution) off-label because "you can dose it exactly right and if you let it sit for 15 minutes in a drink before the child takes it, they can't detect it.
Many of the top brands in the category saw sales losses, with MiraLAX down 2%, Dulcolax off 4%, ex-lax minus 8%, and Phillips down 27%.
The usual maintenance of 1/2 capful of Miralax at night plus 5 minutes of toilet sitting using a timer in the morning and after dinner for 6 months is necessary, but not likely to be effective without a clean out first.
MiraLAX cost about $20 for a 30-dose supply, so if your child's physician suggests buying it over the counter, first try asking for a prescription instead because most insurance companies still cover the prescription version and then you'll only have to pay your copay, which is usually less than the OTC cost.
Electrolyte free polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350), marketed in the United States under the brand name MiraLax (Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, MA), is a relatively new laxative that may be helpful in both the disimpaction and the treatment of constipation in children.
The MiraLax regimen can be continued; mineral oil or senna may be substituted.
The new prescription stool softener Miralax and the older softener lactulose are good medications.