Review: could Miralax cause Coughing?


Coughing is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 14,841 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Miralax 14,389 users)


Coughing has been reported by people with nausea, alanine aminotransferase increased, blood glucose increased, constipation, drug ineffective (latest reports from 85,022 Coughing patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

14,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 329 people (2.22%) have Coughing

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Coughing?

Time on Miralax when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 80 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 63.08 %
  • male: 36.92 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 2.12 %
  • 2-9: 6.36 %
  • 10-19: 6.36 %
  • 20-29: 3.53 %
  • 30-39: 9.19 %
  • 40-49: 13.07 %
  • 50-59: 12.72 %
  • 60+: 46.64 %

Severity if Coughing when taking Miralax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (36 people)
  • Constipation (26 people)
  • Osteoporosis (18 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (17 people)
  • Hypertension (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (84 people)
  • Lasix (84 people)
  • Neurontin (82 people)
  • Zometa (81 people)
  • Protonix (79 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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