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Review: Miralax and Colace

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Miralax and Colace. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 690 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,260 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Colace (latest outcomes from 1,298 users) has active ingredients of docusate . It is often used in constipation.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 690 people who take Miralax, Colace are studied

Miralax, Colace outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350)
- Colace (docusate )

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Miralax is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Colace is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 4 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DehydrationPneumonia Fungaln/aLoss Of Control Of LegsHallucination, AuditoryMuscle MassLoss Of Control Of LegsPain
Prostate CancerChest PainLoss Of AppetiteLoss Of AppetiteNausea
Febrile NeutropeniaDyskinesiaMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryConstipation
HyperbilirubinaemiaFebrile NeutropeniaSwellingSwellingDyspnoea
General Physical Health DeteriorationAbdominal PainSacral PainSacral PainVomiting
Pulmonary EmbolismMuscle SpasmsInflammatory PainInflammatory PainPyrexia
PainSystemic MycosisChest PainChest PainAnxiety
Loss Of ConsciousnessSinusitis FungalFallFallAnaemia
FallFungal RhinitisNight SweatsNight SweatsFall
EncephalitisLeukaemia RecurrentHeadacheHeadacheFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Miralax is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
(1 of 6 people)
Colace is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
(0 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

PainAbdominal Pain
Back PainPain

Drug effectiveness by age :

Miralax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 22 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 9 people)
Colace is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 22 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aEpistaxisPainDyskinesiaAbdominal PainAnxietyNauseaFall
Decreased AppetiteHeadachePneumonia FungalNauseaPainConstipationVomiting
Weight DecreasedHaematocrit DecreasedFebrile NeutropeniaDisease ProgressionInjuryVomitingPain
Abdominal PainStaphylococcal InfectionChest PainConstipationNauseaAbdominal PainNausea
LymphadenopathyVomitingAbdominal PainRetinal OedemaAnaemiaDyspnoeaAsthenia
PyrexiaLipase IncreasedMuscle SpasmsVision BlurredPyrexiaAnaemiaConfusional State
Local SwellingNauseaSinusitis FungalVena Cava ThrombosisDyspnoeaPyrexiaDiarrhoea
AtelectasisFallSystemic MycosisDrug IneffectiveCompression FractureAstheniaDehydration
EczemaAbdominal Pain UpperFungal RhinitisHypertensionConstipationGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDyspnoea
Ear PainHaemoglobin DecreasedConfusional StateThrombosisOsteonecrosis Of JawPainHypotension

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

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:

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

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