When prescribed “off-label” for use in children, the laxative MiraLax has been linked to tremors, tics, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and other serious side effects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was injured by MiraLax side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is MiraLax?
MiraLax (generic: polyethylene glycol 3350 or “PEG 3350”) is a laxative powder that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to stimulate bowel movements. MiraLax is used as a laxative to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements.
How Much Does it Cost?
MiraLax oral powder costs around $11 for a supply of 119 grams, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. Coupons are widely available online.
What is the Dosage?
MiraLax should only be taken by people aged 17 and older. Stir and dissolve one packet of powder (17g) in any 4 to 8 ounces of beverage (cold, hot or room temperature) then drink. This dosage should only be taken once per day, and treatment with MiraLax should not exceed 7 consecutive days.
Should Children Take MiraLax?
Although the FDA only recommends that people aged 17 and over should take MiraLax, the laxative is commonly prescribed “off-label” to infants and toddlers. Families across the U.S. have come forward with claims that their children developed severe neuropsychiatric problems such as tics, tremors and obsessive-compulsive behaviors after taking MiraLax.
Does MiraLax Have Antifreeze Chemicals?
MiraLax contains the generic active ingredient polyethylene glycol 3350, or PEG 3350, a toxic chemical found in car antifreeze and battery fluid that can be poisonous, especially to children who take it regularly.
Which Side Effects has MiraLax Been Linked to?
MiraLax has been linked to the following serious side effects:
- Kidney Damage
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Kidney Failure (End-Stage Renal Disease or “ESRD”)
- Oxalate Nephropathy
- Acidic blood
- Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
- Neuropsychiatric Events
- Mood Swings
- And more
What Are MiraLax Lawsuits Alleging?
MiraLax lawsuits allege that Bayer failed to adequately warn about the risk of tremors, tics, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and other serious side effects in children. The complaints state that had the manufacturer properly warned of these risks, parents would have given their children other laxative products, and monitored their children closely for signs of health problems.
Have There Been Any Settlements?
The MiraLax litigation is still in its early stages and it will likely be some time before Bayer considers settling some or all of the cases. However, our lawyers feel that the manufacturer will eventually be required to pay substantial compensation as a result of their decision to place profits ahead of safety when they withheld information about the potential health risks of MiraLax.
What Damages Could I be Awarded?
If our lawyers determine that you have a valid claim against Bayer, you may be entitled to compensation to assist with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do I Have a MiraLax Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in MiraLax lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a laxative, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.