Why avoid polyethylene glycol?

Answer Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a compound that is used to treat occasional constipation. PEG comes in a powder form and absorbs water, which keeps more water in the stool, making it softer and easier... Read More »

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What Is Polyethylene Glycol?

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is made from ethylene glycol (ethane-1,2-diol), the main ingredient in antifreeze. When ethylene glycol (molecular weight, 62.07) polymerizes, reacts with itself (in water... Read More »

What is polyethylene glycol 3350?

Polyethylene glycol 3350 began as a prescription medication but moved over the counter in 2007. The medication also sells under the brand names of MiraLax and PEG 3350.UsesThe osmotic laxative poly... Read More »

Polyethylene Glycol Natural Alternatives?

Polyethylene glycol is the most frequently used polymer in biomedical applications. It has been used for the past 20 years in drugs that treat cancer, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's di... Read More »

What is the Pharmaceutical Melting Point of Polyethylene Glycol?

Polyethylene Glycols 1000 through 4000, which are used for pharmaceutical purposes such as ointments, creams and suppositories, all have a melting point between 41 and 46 degrees Celsius. The most ... Read More »