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Miralax vs Colace, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 42

This is personalized comparison of Miralax vs Colace for a female aged 42. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,268 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Colace (latest outcomes from 1,303 users) has active ingredients of docusate . It is often used in constipation.

On Nov, 9, 2014: 611 female patients aged 37 who take the same drugs are studied in Miralax vs Colace

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female37constipation

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Miralax polyethylene glycol 3350not specified
Colace docusate not specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 37 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MiralaxColace
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingAnaemia (lack of blood)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
Abdominal PainAbdominal Pain
DiarrhoeaPain
ConstipationDizziness
AnxietyVomiting
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Injury
Chest PainDrug Exposure During Pregnancy

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MiralaxColace
High Blood PressureInflammatory Pain
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Chest Pain
Inflammatory PainSacral Pain (pain at sacrum bone region)
Chest PainSwelling
Talipes (foot deformity in which the foot is twisted inward with the toes pointing down)Muscle Mass
Drug Exposure During PregnancySwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
Muscle MassBurning Eyes
Sacral Pain (pain at sacrum bone region)Migraine With Aura (headache with vision weakness)
SwellingWeight Gain
Shortness Of BreathLoss Of Control Of Legs

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Miralax3.57%28.57%14.29%32.14%21.43%
Colace0.000.000.000.000.00

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) is often used to treat constipation. Colace (docusate ) 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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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