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Laxative Given to Toddlers Linked to Neuropsychiatric Events: MiraLAX Exposed by Parents



MiraLAX is an over the counter laxative that has been central in pharmaceutical practice for a few decades. It is a petroleum product: polyethylene glycol. A similar chemical is used in anti-freeze, ethylene glycol. Small amounts of highly toxic ethylene glycol are found in MiraLAX as well.

Originally intended for adults, today toddlers and young children are given it freely. Doctors “literally give it like water,” as described by Dr. Scott W. Cohen, a pediatrician in Beverly Hills, California.

Parents are currently raising awareness of it’s danger: this has been a long time coming.

It is associated with altering emotions toward darkness,” paranoia and anxiety, anger, and many other symptoms. The FDA quietly acknowledged it’s danger as early as 2011, as you can see here.


(image credit: Gut Sense)

According to the medical website Gut Sense:

“The term “neuropsychiatric events” in the FDA’s safety alert refers to neurologic disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems such as autism, dementia, depression, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and similar others [3]. These conditions result from PEG’s direct (through cellular damage) and indirect (through malnutrition of essential micronutrients) neurotoxicity. No surprise there considering the quotation above.

Lead, mercury, and arsenic are some of the best known neurotoxins. So are snake venom, curare, botulinum, and tetanus. PEG is more like lead or mercury — slow-acting, insidious, and difficult to pin down conclusively onto a variety of “slow-brewing” neurological disorders.”

MiraLAX was introduced in 1999 by Braintree Laboratories. Today it is manufactured by more corporations, such as Merck and Bayer.

Converting industrial waste products into pharmaceuticals is as old as Merck and Bayer.

In the mid-1800’s, Henry Perkin was trying to synthesize the malaria drug quinine from chemicals in coal tar, a waste product of gas production from coal. He accidentally created a purple dye called mauve: his success set off a wave of effort to synthesize other coal tar dyes, which birthed Bayer, BASF, Sandoz, and other modern day pharma giants.

They originally made coal tar dyes, and then created supposed drugs out of chemicals in coal tar as well. Then, these dye manufacturers became pharma giants.

Big pharma arose from a culture of pseudoscience in which industrial waste products were falsely marketed as medicine. It never really changed. Today this practice continues, just disguised a bit better.

Recent efforts by parents to warn about MiraLAX were summarized in an ABC7 article titled “Parents say over-the-counter medicine is sickening kids”:

“Information disclosed by the FDA shows what’s in this may have small amounts of the same toxic chemicals found in anti-freeze.

The families say a doctor recommended a seemingly harmless over the counter laxative to treat their children’s bellies, but the side effects, some say, were like a switch that was flipped and their once happy, laughing children, turned angry and dark.

“We saw a lot of the anger, a lot of the rage, a lot of the aggression,” parent Mike Kohler said.

“Near psychiatric events with paranoia, mood swings, aggression, rage,” parent Jeanie Ward said.

“I feel like my son was absolutely robbed of most of his childhood,” parent Jessica Aman of Chester Springs, Pa. said.

“He had the rage, fears, phobias, anxieties,” parent Sarah Locatelli said.

Jeanie Ward’s daughter Nicole was placed on MiraLAX when she was just 3 1/2-years-old. Within ten days, she says Nicole turned manic, aggressive, and paranoid.

“It was horrifying to see my daughter change like that and to not come completely go back to normal,” Ward said.

Nicole Oerkfitz is now 19 and lives in North Wales, Pa.

“I was a very, very happy child. When I was 2, I was running around playing. In second grade I started hating everybody. I wanted to kill everybody. I’m mad that this happened to me,” Oerkfitz said.”

This is why you can’t trust anything without researching it first.

Please share this with anyone who would give their children MiraLAX.

(Featured image credit: lakemont pharmacy, hemmings, CH, Wiki, Bayer)

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