Laxolite is a medicine for treating disimpaction and maintenance therapy for children with constipation. It is Marketed by J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Laxolite has a composition of Polyethylene Glycol 4000. It is a non-toxic, chemically inert and water soluble polymer. It is minimally absorbed in the gastro-intestinal tract. Water molecules in the intestinal tract are bound to the polymer by hydrogen bonds, thereby increasing the volume of the stool and softening its consistency, and, ultimately, relieving constipation. It makes bowel movement more comfortable due to water lubricating effect and rehydrating softened stools.