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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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polyethylene glycol

A substance used with other ingredients to be used as a laxative. Brand names are Klean-prep and Movicol.
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The researchers noted that the dose of Miralax in the M-G prep is not FDA approved (because it is 15 times higher than the dose for constipation), and that the solution is hypotonic and can potentially cause hyponatremia.
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He was already on a laxative, Miralax 17 g twice daily, at the time of admission.
MiraLax is a newer product for use in constipation using polyethylene glycol, and may be purchased OTC.
Spiegel also recommends MiraLax, a powder made up of polyethylene glycol 3350, which is an osmotic laxative.
* MiraLax for Constipation: MiraLax, a short-term option to relieve constipation, is now available without a prescription.
However, this conclusion was based on analysis of all formulations--PMF-100, PEG 3350, PEG/electrolyte solutions, and high-molecular-weight PEG (PEG 4000); PEG 3350 (Miralax), the only PEG formulation approved by the FDA for use in patients with constipation, is indicated specifically for patients with occasional constipation.
In 1999, Braintree received approval for MiraLAX (PEG-3350, NF powder for solution), the first new prescription laxative in 23 years.
She says that Imodium posted double-digit dollar and unit growth, and Miralax rounded out one of the key drivers of branded growth in digestive health, laxatives.
Polyethylene Glycol-3350 (Miralax [R]) + 1.9L sports drink (Gatorade [R]) + 2 tabs Bisacodyl produces an inferior bowel preparation for colonoscopy compared to Polyethylene Glycol-Ascorbic Acid ( Movi Prep[R]) Turk J Gastroenterol 2018; January 29 (1).