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Review: taking Amitiza and Miralax together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Amitiza and Miralax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Amitiza and Miralax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 248 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Amitiza has active ingredients of lubiprostone. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from 1,831 Amitiza users)

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from 9,285 Miralax users)

On May, 15, 2015: 248 people who take Amitiza, Miralax are studied

Amitiza, Miralax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Amitiza (lubiprostone)
- Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Amitiza is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/an/an/a
Miralax is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/an/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Amitiza is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Miralax is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Amitiza is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Miralax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaFallOedema PeripheralTardive DyskinesiaColonic Polypn/an/aPain
Drug IneffectiveFace InjuryAbdominal DistensionDrug IneffectiveConstipation
Abdominal PainBack InjuryHypoaesthesiaNauseaAnxiety
VomitingDepressionHaemorrhoidsConstipationNausea
Muscle SpasmsMouth InjuryDrug IneffectiveDrug Effect DecreasedDyspnoea
DiarrhoeaRoad Traffic AccidentGastrointestinal DisorderTardive DyskinesiaAbdominal Pain
Chest PainOsteonecrosisHaematocheziaDiarrhoea
Chest DiscomfortOsteomyelitisMuscle SpasmsVomiting
Abdominal TendernessSpinal Cord DisorderRetchingPyrexia
Abdominal DistensionAnxietyVomitingFall

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainConstipation
AnxietyDiarrhoea
NauseaAbdominal Pain
ConstipationAsthenia
DyspnoeaDyspnoea
Oedema PeripheralPain
Abdominal PainBlood Glucose Increased
CoughBack Pain
VomitingConfusional State
Abdominal Pain UpperDizziness

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aChest DiscomfortVomitingPainCarcinoid Tumour Of The AppendixPainPainConstipation
Muscle SpasmsNauseaCholecystitis ChronicRenal CancerAnxietyAbdominal PainPain
Terminal InsomniaDiarrhoeaCholelithiasisGastric CancerDyspnoeaFallDrug Ineffective
Lactose IntoleranceAbdominal Pain UpperGallbladder DisorderConvulsionConstipationDiarrhoeaBack Pain
Chest PainGastrointestinal DisorderAbdominal Pain UpperConfusional StatePyrexiaConstipationVomiting
Drug IneffectiveCholecystitis ChronicChest PainHallucinationBone DisorderGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDiarrhoea
NauseaBack PainPainful RespirationDrug Exposure During PregnancySwellingNauseaAsthenia
Frequent Bowel MovementsPainPulmonary EmbolismPregnancyOsteonecrosis Of JawAnxietyDizziness
Abdominal PainCholecystitisTachycardiaMyocardial InfarctionSinusitisPyrexiaChest Pain
AstheniaBlood Pressure DecreasedInjuryPalpitationsOsteomyelitisOedema PeripheralArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Amitiza (lubiprostone) is often used to treat constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) 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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