Review: taking Amitiza and Miralax together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Amitiza and Miralax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Amitiza and Miralax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 249 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Amitiza

Amitiza has active ingredients of lubiprostone. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Amitiza 1,794 users)

Miralax

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Miralax 8,716 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

249 people who take Amitiza, Miralax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Amitiza and Miralax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Amitiza:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Miralax:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Amitiza:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Miralax:
  • female: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Amitiza:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Miralax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dyspnoea
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • vomiting
  • muscle spasms
  • abdominal distension
  • abdominal tenderness
  • chest discomfort
  • chest pain
1 - 6 months:
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • back injury
  • depression
  • face injury
  • mouth injury
  • osteomyelitis
  • osteonecrosis
  • road traffic accident
  • spinal cord disorder
6 - 12 months:
  • abdominal distension
  • drug ineffective
  • haemorrhoids
  • hypoaesthesia
  • oedema peripheral
  • anorexia
  • back disorder
  • back pain
  • cellulitis
  • colitis ischaemic
1 - 2 years:
  • tardive dyskinesia
2 - 5 years:
  • colonic polyp
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • asthma
  • constipation
  • drug effect decreased
  • ehlers-danlos syndrome
  • epilepsy
  • gastroparesis
  • high blood pressure
not specified:
  • pain
  • constipation
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • pyrexia
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • vomiting

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • dyspnoea
  • oedema peripheral
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • vomiting
  • cough
male:
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • back pain
  • blood glucose increased
  • confusional state
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • chest discomfort
  • chest pain
  • drug ineffective
  • lactose intolerance
  • muscle spasms
  • terminal insomnia
  • abdominal pain
  • asthenia
  • dyspepsia
  • frequent bowel movements
10-19:
  • cholecystitis
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain upper
  • back pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • diarrhoea
  • gastrointestinal disorder
  • nausea
  • pain
  • hepatobiliary scan abnormal
20-29:
  • pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • gallbladder disorder
  • chest pain
  • injury
  • painful respiration
  • pulmonary embolism
  • tachycardia
30-39:
  • carcinoid tumour of the appendix
  • renal cancer
  • gastric cancer
  • convulsion
  • confusional state
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • hallucination
  • pregnancy
  • abdominal pain
  • anaemia
40-49:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • constipation
  • bone disorder
  • pyrexia
  • swelling
  • osteomyelitis
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • sinusitis
50-59:
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • fall
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • oedema peripheral
60+:
  • constipation
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • back pain
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
  • chest pain
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • hypoaesthesia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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