Review: taking Miralax and Colace together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Miralax and Colace together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Miralax and Colace. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,518 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Miralax

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

Colace

Colace has active ingredients of docusate. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Colace 10,759 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

1,518 people who take Miralax, Colace are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Miralax and Colace drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Miralax:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Colace:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Miralax:
  • female: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • male: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
Colace:
  • female: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 8 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Miralax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Colace:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dehydration
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • intracranial venous sinus thrombosis
  • nausea
  • vith nerve paralysis
  • prostate cancer
  • cardiomegaly
  • contusion
1 - 6 months:
  • abdominal pain
  • dyskinesia
  • pneumonia fungal
  • febrile neutropenia
  • chest pain
  • clostridium difficile colitis
  • fungal rhinitis
  • leukaemia recurrent
  • constipation
  • flatulence
6 - 12 months:
  • metastases to central nervous system
  • disease progression
  • non-small cell lung cancer
  • respiratory failure
1 - 2 years:
  • chest pain
  • confusional state
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • fall
  • headache
  • inflammatory pain
  • insomnia related to another mental condition
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of control of legs
  • muscle contractions involuntary
2 - 5 years:
  • hallucination, auditory
5 - 10 years:
  • muscle mass
10+ years:
  • chest pain
  • confusional state
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • fall
  • headache
  • inflammatory pain
  • insomnia related to another mental condition
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of control of legs
  • muscle contractions involuntary
not specified:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • anaemia
  • fall
  • vomiting

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • fall
  • anaemia
  • constipation
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
male:
  • pain
  • constipation
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • cerebral infarction
  • convulsion
  • encephalomalacia
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
  • hypertension
  • infection
  • respiratory distress
  • therapeutic response decreased
  • transplant rejection
  • leukopenia
2-9:
  • epistaxis
  • decreased appetite
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain
  • lymphadenopathy
  • weight decreased
  • aggression
  • alopecia
  • atelectasis
  • constipation
10-19:
  • hypertension
  • headache
  • hypotension
  • back pain
  • haematocrit decreased
  • nausea
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • malaise
  • status migrainosus
20-29:
  • nausea
  • dyskinesia
  • abdominal pain
  • chest pain
  • febrile neutropenia
  • pneumonia fungal
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dizziness
  • confusional state
30-39:
  • nausea
  • paraesthesia
  • pain in extremity
  • pneumonia
  • pain
  • disease progression
  • fatigue
  • injury
  • oedema peripheral
  • asthenia
40-49:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • constipation
  • dyspnoea
  • injury
  • back pain
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
50-59:
  • pain
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • fall
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
60+:
  • fall
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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