Compare to the active ingredient in MiraLAX®. GoodSense® ClearLax® is used to treat occasional constipation. It works by holding water in the stool to soften the stool and increases the number of bowel movements.
GoodSense® ClearLax® is known as an osmotic-type laxative, and is available without a prescription. If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it is important to read the manufacturer’s package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Polyethylene Glycol 3350 is the #1 Doctor Recommended Laxative Active Ingredient.*
The frequency of bowel movements among healthy people varies greatly, ranging from three movements a day to three a week. Generally, stools should be passed without excess effort, straining or discomfort with passage.
Constipation is the infrequent and/or difficult passage of stool. Because the function of the large intestine or colon is to absorb water, delayed transit through the colon leads to constipation with hardening of the stools and infrequent bowel movements.
*Of U.S. physicians surveyed by an independent market research firm, excluding Therapeutic Fiber and Stool Softeners
Active ingredient (in each dose): Polyethylene Glycol 3350, 17g (cap filled to line), an osmotic laxative.
Inactive Ingredients: none.