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Review: could Miralax cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 769 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Miralax

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,242 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,273,073 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 772 people (8.57%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.06% of all the 1,276,265 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety14.29%7.14%28.57%14.29%35.71%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety64.42%35.58%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%0.97%2.21%2.48%6.34%24.55%19.86%43.59%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (162 people, 20.98%)
  2. Constipation (115 people, 14.90%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (87 people, 11.27%)
  4. Anxiety (84 people, 10.88%)
  5. Depression (82 people, 10.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (370 people, 47.93%)
  2. Ambien (264 people, 34.20%)
  3. Protonix (252 people, 32.64%)
  4. Aredia (232 people, 30.05%)
  5. Xanax (232 people, 30.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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