Polyethylene glycol 3350 for constipation in children with dysfunctional elimination

Brad A. Erickson, James (Christopher) Austin, Christopher S. Cooper, Margaret A. Boyt

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Abstract

Purpose: Children with daytime wetting often have constipation, and treatment of constipation helps children become dry. Polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax, Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, Massachusetts) is a nonaddictive, tasteless powder that can be mixed with any liquid for treatment of constipation. Materials and Methods: We review our use of polyethylene glycol 3350 in 35 girls and 11 boys with dysfunctional elimination. Noninvasive urodynamic studies and post-void residual measurement were performed before and during treatment. Results: A significant increase in frequency of bowel movements occurred while taking polyethylene glycol 3350 (p = 0.0001). Average final dose was 0.63 gm/kg. The only reported adverse effect was diarrhea (9 patients). Of the children 18 became dry, 26 had decreased wetting and 2 had no improvement. Voided volume increased (146 vs 210 ml, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1518-1520
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume170
Issue number4 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Constipation
Diurnal Enuresis
Urodynamics
Powders
Diarrhea
Therapeutics
polyethylene glycol 3350

Keywords

  • Constipation
  • Laxatives
  • Urinary incontinence

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  • Urology

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Polyethylene glycol 3350 for constipation in children with dysfunctional elimination. / Erickson, Brad A.; Austin, James (Christopher); Cooper, Christopher S.; Boyt, Margaret A.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 170, No. 4 II, 01.10.2003, p. 1518-1520.

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Erickson, Brad A. ; Austin, James (Christopher) ; Cooper, Christopher S. ; Boyt, Margaret A. / Polyethylene glycol 3350 for constipation in children with dysfunctional elimination. In: Journal of Urology. 2003 ; Vol. 170, No. 4 II. pp. 1518-1520.
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