Constipation can manifest via a large number of circumstances. Sitting too long, a lack of exercise, stress — even some medicines like iron and calcium supplements, antacids and blood pressure medicine can all cause constipation. There are several different types of laxatives out there, but many have the potential to cause gas or cramping.
MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative that draws water back into your digestive system, replacing water that was lost. MiraLAX causes no urgent need to use the bathroom, no cramping, no bloating and no gas, the company says. MiraLAX can be purchased over the counter. It’s a powder that can be measured out per dose via the bottle top, or through purchase of a single-dose packet. The powder dissolves in water, fruit juice and any other beverage, the company says.