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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 676 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Mar, 31, 2014: 676 people who reported to have interactions when taking Miralax, Colace are studied

Trend of Miralax, Colace's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (3378242)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Miralax, Colace:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)508
Vomiting489
Anxiety430
Pyrexia (fever)423
Pain392
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)376
Constipation348
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)304
Anaemia (lack of blood)274
Abdominal Pain273

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Miralax, Colace:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Loss Of Appetite (lack of feeling to eat)2
Muscle Contractions Involuntary (uncontrolled muscle contraction)2
Fall2
Inflammatory Pain2
Confusional State2
Chest Pain2
Loss Of Control Of Legs2
Sacral Pain (pain at sacrum bone region)2
Swelling2
Muscle Mass2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Miralax0.00%33.33%50.00%16.67%0.00%
Colace0.000.000.000.000.00

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain
  2. Constipation
  3. Multiple myeloma
  4. Nausea
  5. Hypertension

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Omeprazole
  3. Acetaminophen
  4. Oxycodone hcl
  5. Lorazepam

* Approximation only. 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:

Comments from related studies:

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  • Taking benicar for six months no problem. Started taking Miralax about 2 months ago and I have skin rash and itchiness all over my body, even eyelids are itchy.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Patient is 80 years old. Was in Liver Shock and is recovering. In rehab facility within a period of 24 hours, went from using the bathroom to being incontinent of urine and having visual hallucinations. Is still oriented to time and place. Liver values continuing to improve, all labs okay. Sleep deprived. Not eating well.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

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