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 3,553 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 27,403 users)

Colace

Colace has active ingredients of docusate . It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Colace 18,236 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

3,553 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 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (1 of 4 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 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 4 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: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Miralax:
  • female: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • male: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
Colace:
  • female: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 7 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 1 people)
  • 30-39: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 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 1 people)
  • 30-39: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • febrile neutropenia
  • pericardial effusion
  • dehydration
  • dizziness
  • cardiomegaly
  • contusion
  • hypoglycaemia
  • macrosomia
  • neonatal tachycardia
1 - 6 months:
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • diarrhoea
  • blood glucose increased
  • clostridium difficile colitis
  • constipation
  • dyskinesia
  • pneumonia fungal
  • arthralgia
6 - 12 months:
  • abdominal pain
  • anaemia
  • arthropathy
  • bronchitis
  • cellulitis
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • haematuria
1 - 2 years:
  • drug ineffective
  • hypoacusis
  • pneumonia
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain upper
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • benign gastric neoplasm
  • blood pressure decreased
  • blood pressure increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
2 - 5 years:
  • hallucination, auditory
  • nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
5 - 10 years:
  • abdominal pain
  • cardiac disorder
  • chest pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dyspnoea
  • epistaxis
  • injury
  • nausea
  • oedema peripheral
  • pain
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
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • constipation
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

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:
  • pyrexia
  • epistaxis
  • decreased appetite
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • eczema
  • lymphadenopathy
  • mucosal inflammation
  • weight decreased
  • aggression
10-19:
  • headache
  • hypertension
  • pain
  • hypotension
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • pyrexia
  • back pain
  • haematocrit decreased
20-29:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • injury
  • febrile neutropenia
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dizziness
  • dyskinesia
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
30-39:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • paraesthesia
  • pneumonia
  • abdominal pain
  • fatigue
  • injury
  • oedema peripheral
  • asthenia
40-49:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • pyrexia
  • back pain
  • vomiting
50-59:
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • abdominal pain
  • asthenia
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • oedema peripheral
60+:
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • pain
  • fall
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • constipation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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