Loening-Baucke, V., & Pashankar, D.S. (2006). A randomized, prospective, comparison study of polyethylene glycol 3350 without electrolytes and milk of magnesia for children with constipation and fecal incontinence. Pediatrics, 118, 528–535.doi: 10.1542/peds.2006-0220
To compare and evaluate the efficacy, safety, acceptance, and one-year outcome of two laxatives, polyethylene glycol (PEG) without electrolytes and milk of magnesia (MOM).
Patients were randomly assigned to intervention with PEG 3350 without electrolytes (Miralax®) or MOM by drawing a sealed envelope. Patients initially received 0.7 g/kg of PEG or 2 ml/kg of MOM daily.
Children’s Hospital of Iowa
Randomized controlled trial
PEG and MOM are effective and safe in long-term treatment, with PEG having better acceptance.