According to MedlinePlus, polyethylene glycol is used for the treatment of occasional constipation. This type of drug is categorized under a group of medications called osmotic laxatives. Because polyethylene glycol caus... More »

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Polyethylene glycol is an polymer of ethylene glycol that is generally considered to have minimal toxicity both by ingestion and dermal absorption, according to The MAK Collection for Occupational Health and Safety. It i... More »

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Harmful effects of polyethylene glycol include severe allergic reactions, such as chest tightness, breathing difficulty, hives, and itching or rash, according to Drugs.com. Other serious side effects include facial, lip,... More »

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Doctors typically recommend polyethylene glycol 3350 to relieve occasional constipation, notes MedlinePlus. Polyethylene glycol 3350 increases the amount of water in the stool, leading to softer bowel movements that pass... More »

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GlycoLax and MiraLax are over-the-counter laxatives containing polyethylene glycol 3350 that are used to treat irregular bowel movements or occasional constipation, according to Drugs.com. Doctors prescribe Colyte, Colyt... More »

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Translucent bags are made from cellophane, polypropylene and more commonly, polyethylene plastic resin. Cellophane, which is regenerated cellulose, has low permeability to water, air, oils and bacteria. Polypropylene is ... More »

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PEVA is an acronym for polyethylene vinyl acetate. It is a non-chlorinated type of vinyl. This material is a common substitute for similar products on the market. More »

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