Lawsuits are now being filed against the makers of MiraLax (PEG 3350), a laxative product that has been linked to reports of tremors, tics, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and other serious side effects in children.
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.
How Does MiraLax Work?
MiraLax is a laxative powder used to treat occasional constipation. The drug works by holding water in the stool, which increases the number of bowel movements. MiraLax is known as an osmotic-type laxative.
What are the Ingredients?
MiraLax contains the generic active ingredient polyethylene glycol 3350, or PEG 3350, which is a petroleum derivative found in automobile antifreeze and battery fluid.
Is MiraLax Safe For Kids?
Nobody knows what for sure what happens when children take PEG laxatives chronically, but a growing number of adverse events have been reported, including neurological disturbances, kidney problems and more.
What is the Dosage?
Patients aged 17 and older should take 17 grams (about 1 heaping tablespoon) of powder per day (or as directed by physician) in 4 to 8 ounces of water. One to 3 days (24 to 72 hours) may be required to produce a bowel movement. Do not exceed dose or take MiraLax for more than 7 days in a row. MiraLax also comes in convenient packets.
How Much Does MiraLax Cost?
MiraLax costs around $11 for a supply of 119 grams without insurance copay. This price can be reduced with the help of MiraLax coupons, many of which can be found online.
Has MiraLax Been Linked to Serious Side Effects?
Yes. MiraLax may cause the following serious side effects (children may be especially vulnerable to these injuries):
- 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
Are Lawsuits Being Filed?
Yes. Our lawyers are currently filing individual lawsuits on behalf of families whose children who suffered neuropsychiatric problems and other serious injuries after taking MiraLax.
Is There a Class Action?
No class action lawsuit has been filed to date alleging injuries from MiraLax. However, if your child or other loved one has been injured, contact the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, to learn more about your legal rights. You may qualify to file an individual lawsuit and we can help.
Have There Been Any Settlements?
The first MiraLax lawsuits have only recently been filed, and there have been no reports of Bayer offering settlements. However, the more lawsuits that are filed, the greater the likelihood the company will be forced to settle some or all of the cases.
Do I have a MiraLax Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical 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 your child or other loved one was injured by MiraLax, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.