Has your child been put on Miralax for constipation? WARNING! It was NEVER approved for pediatric use by the FDA, and it was certainly never intended for long term use.
This is what I’ve found out about the active ingredient:
PEG (Polyethylene Glycol)
• Used in cosmetics, shaving cream, and other personal care items.
• PEG is considered so toxic that industrial workers are required to wear protective clothing, gloves, and
goggles while disposing of it. It is a petroleum derivative that penetrates the skin and can weaken proteins and cellular structure, causing brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities.
Here’s a great article from the NYTimes regarding Miralax and how it is being used by pediatricians without FDA approval.