Question by  DanteWolfe (67)

Is Miralax safe for children?

My child is very constipated, can I use Miralax?


Answer by  worker81 (194)

No Miralax has not been approved for children. The best thing to do is get your kid some apple juice and get him/her to a doctor!

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Yes, that is what I did and my doctor prescribed Miralax.  add a comment

Answer by  shijo (861)

Yes if the child takes more Miralax it can lead to severe constipation and it will hurt the child. So decrease the dose of Miralax and give high fibre diet to the child which may clear out the constipation.


Answer by  Debra (105)

Miralax is safe for use in children. It is a mild laxative that can be used on a daily basis to prevent constipation. The over the counter version has more strict recommendations than the prescription form but both can be used in children. It works better when used regularly than it would to treat severe constipation.


Answer by  salina (943)

Not Medical advice: Miralax is safe for children. If you have any concerns speak with your pediatrician. You may also want to try something else for constipation such ask Milk of Magnesia, Mineral Oil,Docusate,Malt Soup Extract, Senokot, Metamucil/Citrucel and Lactulose. You may also want to try a glycerine suppository. Good luck.


Answer by  Cookinginbc (383)

It is safe for children but you want to use the lowest dose possible. Make sure to talk with your doctor about the dosage.


Answer by  pambam (892)

Based on your child's age, if s/he is an infant you should not use Miralax. For older children it can be useful but if your child is very constipated, you should use an enema first because of hard stool matter that is probably present.

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