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Review: Amitiza and Miralax





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 Amitiza 1,829 users)

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Miralax 9,268 users)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 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

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

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)

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

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 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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can long-term methadone use cause or increase the risk of colon cancer?
    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
    find myself wondering if there is any relationtionship between the methadone and other meds and cancer?
  • What is better for motility. miralax or lactolose (1 answer)
    what is easiest on guts had small bowel blockage recently and have diverticulitis
  • Can i take ibuprofen when i'm on the medicine miralax to treat my massive head ache?
    I was recently told by a doctor that I was constipated and that I should take Miralax. I personally don't think I'm constipated. My lower abdomen hurts and so does my head. Every single time I sneeze or cough it hurts really bad! I want to know if I can take some ibuprofen to treat the pain. But I don't want to get even more sick for using it when I'm not suppose to.
  • Can miralax cause hyperactivity?
    8 yr old female takes Miralax for constipation early evening and then gets hyperactive for short period of time. Is this related?
  • What has miralax done to my body? please help me... (2 answers)
    Years ago after multiple surgeries, I ended up with chronic constipation. GI doctor told me to take 4 doses of miralax everyday. About a year into the medication, I completely changed as a person. I experienced brain fog, anxiety, meltdowns, blowups, sexual dysfunction, and worst of all excessive sweating. I discontinued it about a month and a half ago.



    For the first week after ending the medication, I would wake up and feel like I was having brain spasms. I would be extremely confused, scared, felt like crying, and wanted someone to hold me. The next 2 weeks after that, I had severe headaches every morning. I did some research and found that article about how the ingredient is similar to antifreeze and there's a few cases reported of it causing psychotic episodes in people. Additionally, it somehow ruins your intestines, possibly causing some condition called dysbiosis (which I have a few symptoms of and a few websites claim also can cause sweating). Apparently it also weakens your colon, making it more prone to cancer, which my GI disease already gives a big enough threat to!!! Additionally to the list of symptoms, I've noticed that my immune system is significantly weaker - I've gotten infections and colds for the first time in years.



    I've gone to the ER, talked to doctors, and they (of course) doubt me, accuse me of being dishonest, and try to send me to a head doctor. The symptoms might be gradually improving... but the sweating isn't... and it's really concerning me and ruining my life. I'm disabled and I don't have much to do with my time and I don't like watching TV but I can't do anything else now with my time. My palms are constantly soaked so I can't hold anything and my feet constantly ruin my socks. The sweat on the palms get so intense at times that it's literally uncomfortable beyond words to the point where I almost feel like screaming or crying about it.



    Is this temporary? Did miralax really ruin my body? Do I possibly have dysbiosis? They are trying to send me to a dermatologist but I believe the underlying problem is GI/miralax related. Oh, also, I've noticed that I sweat worse after I eat - ESPECIALLY if I have sugar/carbs. I don't like dermatologist methods for curing sweat and I don't really believe it's hyperhydrosis. I just want this to stop so I can go back to doing things with my hands to keep myself distracted and so I can hold my girlfriends hand without embarrassing myself but I can't. I've been doing nothing but watching TV for the past month or two and it's driving me crazy because I haven't spent time with a TV in years and years. I can't even begin to describe how it feels that I was given a product that caused me additional problems and all the doctors are calling me a liar and I have no way of getting help.



    Someone please help me.

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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.

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