Review: could Miralax cause Coughing?


Summary

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 26,369 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 461 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Miralax

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Miralax 27,403 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with nausea, blood glucose increased, constipation, drug ineffective, sepsis (latest reports from 128,368 Coughing patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

26,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 461 people (1.75%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Coughing?

Time on Miralax when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 70 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 61.15 %
  • male: 38.85 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 2.05 %
  • 2-9: 5.37 %
  • 10-19: 7.16 %
  • 20-29: 3.07 %
  • 30-39: 7.16 %
  • 40-49: 11.76 %
  • 50-59: 12.79 %
  • 60+: 50.64 %

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 (50 people, 10.85%)
  • Constipation (45 people, 9.76%)
  • Osteoporosis (26 people, 5.64%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (25 people, 5.42%)
  • Hypertension (22 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (96 people, 20.82%)
  • Zometa (91 people, 19.74%)
  • Neurontin (91 people, 19.74%)
  • Prednisone (90 people, 19.52%)
  • Protonix (88 people, 19.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (172 people, 37.31%)
  • Pain (166 people, 36.01%)
  • Fatigue (144 people, 31.24%)
  • Nausea (129 people, 27.98%)
  • Constipation (126 people, 27.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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