GGMom posted:
My 4 year granddaughter is being given a capful of Miralax 2 to 3 times a week. She threw up yesterday--Is this normal? She has been on this drug since she was 6 months old. She began with a teaspoon I don't know if this is dangerous. I raised 4 children and never used any type of stool softener or laxative nor do I use them now. I just can't understand this--What can I do? The mom assures me the doctor has approved this practice.
Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi GGMom and welcome,

My daughter has the same problem at a very young age too.
Maybe your daughter can talk to the pediatrician about prune juice. My daughter ended up loving it and it helped her in a very natural way.

Either way your daughter is going to have to talk to the pediatrician about what might work best and get reassured that this Miralax is fine to use daily.

I am not an expert so make sure she consults the doctor.