WARNING do NOT give Miralax to your children!
I am disgusted to learn that doctors are prescribing the use of Miralax to children for long term use. It is a common practice and the side effects are horrifying.
This is my sweet niece Asia. My brother and sister-in-law have been searching to find out what is happening with Asia for over 5 years. Season started the blog Chips, Cheese and Sometimes Marshmallows to talk more about the research they are doing for Asia to share with others in hopes of helping other parents. In their research they found some very disturbing information about the use of Miralax in kids as well as found some relief for Asia after taking her off a long time prescribed use of Miralax.
Visit Asia's blog for more information about Miralax links and how it has improved her life after stopping the use of it.
If you go to the Miralax home page this is the exact text you will find...
The problem with this statement is that it is in direct conflict with the side effects of the main ingredient PEG 3350 laxative products...
"In some situations, metabolic acidosis can be a mild, chronic condition; however, it may lead to shock or DEATH in severe cases. Neuropsychiatric adverse events may include seizures, tremors, tics, headache, anxiety, lethargy, sedation, aggression, rages, obsessive-compulsive behaviors including repetitive chewing and sucking, paranoia and mood swings."
In Asia they believe it lead to "seizures, tremors, headache, anxiety, lethargy, sedation, aggression, rages, obsessive-compulsive behaviors including repetitive chewing and sucking, paranoia and mood swings." This poor sweet girl who can not communicate at this time with words had to suffer these side effects because doctors are prescribing a medication that has not be tested for use on kids and was never intended for kids.
I hope this post find help and relief to someone and who knows could even save a life.