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 9,031 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 9,280 Miralax users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 16, 2015: 9,031 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Symbicort, Miralax, Zyrtec Allergy, Aspirin, Prempro, Lunesta, Zoloft, Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide for a 54-year old woman with Asthma, Constipation, Allergy, Heart Attack, Menopause Hot Flashes, Insomnia, Depression, Hypertension. The patient has Lightheadedness - Fainting
- A study of side effects of Unisom for a 51-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Aging Changes In The Face, Menstruation Irregular, Hair Loss, Presbyopia (condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close)
- A study of side effects of Topiramate for a 43-year old woman with Migraine With Aura. The patient has Dizziness, Burning Sensation, Feeling Cold, Dry Mouth, Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal), Hair Texture Abnormal, Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Abilify for a 31-year old woman with Psychosis. The patient has Hair Loss
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