MiraLAX is a polyethylene glycol (PEG 3350) laxative powder made for providing gentle constipation relief. Unlike some laxatives which stimulate the nerves, MiraLAX is a non stimulant osmotic laxative, working naturally with the water in your body to hydrate, soften, and ease stool through the colon gently. Since going on the market in 2007, MiraLAX has been the #1 Physician Recommended OTC brand of laxative. It relieves occasional constipation without causing harsh side effects like cramping, bloating, sudden urgency, and gas. MiraLAX is a gentle laxative designed to relieve occasional constipation and presents no risk of product dependence. Constipation can be caused by lifestyle factors such as stress, diet, travel, medications, and lack of exercise. It can be defined by fewer than normal bowel movements, difficulty passing stool and abdominal bloating. To use, fill bottle cap to the indicated line (white section in cap) and pour into 4 to 8 ounces of hot or cold beverage including but not limited to coffee, tea, juice, milk and more. Mix until the powder is fully dissolved, then drink. Plus, MiraLAX has no added taste or grit. MiraLAX generally produces a bowel movement in 1-3 days.