I recently had some major surgery and was on pain medication for little while. As usual, after taking the pain medication I was having some problems going to the bathroom. My doctor kindly told me to go to the drug store and buy this over the counter laxative called Miralax. Boy was I glad.
This laxative was formerly a prescription only medication which only recently became available over the counter. It is a very effective and fast product. It says on the label that it works in 1 to 3 days and it really did. And I didn't have the stomache aches and other awful side effects that sometimes come with a laxative.
It is in powder form and you have to mix it in 8 ounces of liquid. You can mix it in a liquid of your choice. It really doesn't have any flavor or texture. I mixed it in plain water a couple of times and it wasn't bad tasting at all.
I hope that I wouldn't have this problem again, but if I did, I would definitely use Miralax again. It produced fast and painless results for me.