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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 691 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

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On Apr, 5, 2015: 691 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 4 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/a
Colace is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Miralax is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
Colace is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 7 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Miralax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
4.55%
(1 of 22 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 9 people)
Colace is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
4.55%
(1 of 22 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 9 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
Febrile NeutropeniaChest PainLoss Of AppetiteLoss Of AppetiteNausea
Prostate CancerDyskinesiaMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryConstipation
HyperbilirubinaemiaFebrile NeutropeniaSwellingSwellingDyspnoea
Pulmonary EmbolismAbdominal PainSacral PainSacral PainVomiting
General Physical Health DeteriorationMuscle SpasmsInflammatory PainInflammatory PainPyrexia
Loss Of ConsciousnessSystemic MycosisChest PainChest PainAnxiety
EncephalitisSinusitis FungalFallFallAnaemia
Blood Potassium DecreasedFungal RhinitisNight SweatsNight SweatsFall
ConstipationLeukaemia RecurrentHeadacheHeadacheFatigue

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaConstipation
PainAbdominal Pain
DyspnoeaAnaemia
Back PainPain
FallVomiting
VomitingPyrexia
AnxietyDehydration
ConstipationDyspnoea
PyrexiaAnxiety
FatigueNausea

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aEpistaxisPainDyskinesiaAbdominal PainAnxietyNauseaFall
Decreased AppetiteHeadacheFebrile NeutropeniaNauseaPainConstipationVomiting
Weight DecreasedHaematocrit DecreasedPneumonia FungalDisease ProgressionInjuryVomitingPain
Abdominal PainStaphylococcal InfectionAbdominal PainConstipationNauseaAbdominal PainNausea
LymphadenopathyVomitingChest PainRetinal OedemaAnaemiaDyspnoeaAsthenia
PyrexiaLipase IncreasedMuscle SpasmsVision BlurredPyrexiaAnaemiaConfusional State
Local SwellingNauseaSinusitis FungalVena Cava ThrombosisDyspnoeaPyrexiaDiarrhoea
AtelectasisFallFungal RhinitisDrug IneffectiveCompression FractureAstheniaDehydration
EczemaAbdominal Pain UpperHallucinationHypertensionConstipationGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDyspnoea
Ear PainHaemoglobin DecreasedConfusional StateThrombosisOsteonecrosis Of JawPainHypotension

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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