Review: could Miralax cause Frequent Headaches?


Summary

Frequent headaches 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 Ambien, and have Constipation . We study 15,816 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 590 have Frequent headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent headaches 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 15,544 users)

Frequent Headaches

Frequent headaches has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, chest pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 209,297 Frequent headaches patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

15,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 590 people (3.73%) have Frequent Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Frequent headaches?

Time on Miralax when people have Frequent Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 51.61 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Headaches when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 72.96 %
  • male: 27.04 %

Age of people who have Frequent Headaches when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.88 %
  • 10-19: 7.96 %
  • 20-29: 3.27 %
  • 30-39: 8.16 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 17.14 %
  • 60+: 39.59 %

Severity if Frequent Headaches when taking Miralax **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Frequent Headaches **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Constipation (94 people, 15.93%)
  • Pain (76 people, 12.88%)
  • Hypertension (36 people, 6.10%)
  • Anxiety (33 people, 5.59%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (30 people, 5.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (117 people, 19.83%)
  • Aspirin (110 people, 18.64%)
  • Prilosec (104 people, 17.63%)
  • Colace (102 people, 17.29%)
  • Zometa (100 people, 16.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (243 people, 41.19%)
  • Fatigue (229 people, 38.81%)
  • Pain (204 people, 34.58%)
  • Constipation (195 people, 33.05%)
  • Asthenia (174 people, 29.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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