Colace vs Miralax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 41
This is personalized comparison of Colace vs Miralax for a male aged 41. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
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What are the drugs
Colace (latest outcomes from 1,295 users) has active ingredients of docusate . It is often used in constipation.
Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,257 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.
On Jul, 15, 2014: 210 male patients aged 36 who take the same drugs are studied in Colace vs Miralax
Information of patient in study:
|Gender||Age||Reason for the drug|
Drugs to compare:
|Miralax||polyethylene glycol 3350||not specified|
eHealthMe real world results:
For males aged 36 (±5):
Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:
(outcome and its % of total reports)
Most common side effects:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Abdominal Pain||Pyrexia (fever)|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Erythema (redness of the skin)|
|Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)||Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone)|
|Pyrexia (fever)||Anaemia (lack of blood)|
|Chest Pain||Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)|
|Vomiting||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)|
|Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)||Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)|
Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)|
|Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder (family of sleep disorders affecting, among other things, the timing of sleep)|
|Loss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge)|
|Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)|
|Stomach Discomfort (pain in abdomen)|
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
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Side effects in real world:
On eHealthMe, Colace (docusate ) is often used to treat constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) is often used to treat constipation. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Colace is used in:
- Miralax is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Colace alternatives:
- Miralax alternatives:
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