Review: could Miralax cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 23, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 9,001 people who take Miralax. Among them, 101 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,237 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation, irritable bowel syndrome. Commonly reported side effects of Miralax include pain exacerbated, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, pain, nausea.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,126 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 7,784 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 101 people (1.30%) 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%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Miralax * :
|Hair loss||78.85%||21.15% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Miralax * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||9.89%||10.99%||0.00%||2.20%||29.67%||6.59%||40.66% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Miralax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||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 (36 people, 35.64%)
- Constipation (32 people, 31.68%)
- Intervertebral disc degeneration (23 people, 22.77%)
- Migraine (23 people, 22.77%)
- Pain (23 people, 22.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Percocet (29 people, 28.71%)
- Paxil (27 people, 26.73%)
- Lisinopril (27 people, 26.73%)
- Skelaxin (26 people, 25.74%)
- Coumadin (26 people, 25.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am in my 40s and I work in college admissions. Ive never experienced migraines before and have been otherwise healthy. I fell hitting my head and was prescribed this medicine. Using this med had me in the hospital twice, I have severe hair loss, and what the er Dr says is syncope that makes me pass out. The Dr wants to try something new but look at me, in a profession where you're always in the public eye, almost bald and still suffering migraines.This is life altering but is being treated as , just one of those things...its depressing
Kart on Mar, 7, 2014:
Hi I'm male, 24, of Sri Lankan origin but born and raised in the United Kingdom, I'm adding these details as it was requested when attempting to reply to you.
My question is was this on Modafinil/Provigil/Nuvigil and if so which one please?
The comment below you is talking about statin which is a cholesterol reducing drug, so was wondering whether you were talking about the same. Thanks in advance.
From this study (3 weeks ago):
Don't know exactly when I started losing my hair. It became apparent to me early fall, which would have been about 3 months into my wellbutrin and 1 month into my seroquel.
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Also using PAxil tablets. Please help.
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