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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.

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What are the drugs

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,255 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Colace (latest outcomes from 1,294 users) has active ingredients of docusate . It is often used in constipation.

On May, 13, 2014: 603 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)
DizzinessDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Injury

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
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Swelling
Inflammatory PainLoss Of Control Of Legs
Chest PainLoss Of Appetite (lack of feeling to eat)
Sacral Pain (pain at sacrum bone region)Sacral Pain (pain at sacrum bone region)
Talipes (foot deformity in which the foot is twisted inward with the toes pointing down)Chest Pain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyMuscle Mass
Muscle MassInflammatory Pain
SwellingMuscle Contractions Involuntary (uncontrolled muscle contraction)
Loss Of Control Of LegsFall
Shortness Of BreathConfusional State

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Miralax3.85%30.77%15.38%26.92%23.08%
Colace0.000.000.000.000.00

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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.

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