Review: could Miralax cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Percocet, and have Depression.
We study 9,029 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from 9,279 Miralax users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 14, 2015: 9,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 105 people (1.16%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Miralax when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Miralax * :
|Hair loss||78.50%||21.50% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Miralax * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||9.57%||11.70%||1.06%||2.13%||29.79%||6.38%||39.36% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Miralax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (37 people, 35.24%)
- Constipation (33 people, 31.43%)
- Pain (23 people, 21.90%)
- Intervertebral disc degeneration (23 people, 21.90%)
- Migraine (23 people, 21.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Percocet (29 people, 27.62%)
- Lisinopril (27 people, 25.71%)
- Paxil (27 people, 25.71%)
- Coumadin (27 people, 25.71%)
- Skelaxin (26 people, 24.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
My 10 year old son started taking miralax 7 months ago, and about a month and a half a go, he started to get a thinning patch of hair on top. It has been slowing getting worse. Tonight he is stopping the medicine. Hopefully this will stop, and his hair will regrow
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