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Review: could Miralax cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Percocet, and have Depression.

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 102 people (1.13%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.05% of all the 226,547 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss78.85%21.15%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%9.89%10.99%0.00%2.20%29.67%6.59%40.66%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (36 people, 35.29%)
  2. Constipation (32 people, 31.37%)
  3. Intervertebral disc degeneration (23 people, 22.55%)
  4. Migraine (23 people, 22.55%)
  5. Pain (23 people, 22.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (29 people, 28.43%)
  2. Paxil (27 people, 26.47%)
  3. Lisinopril (27 people, 26.47%)
  4. Skelaxin (26 people, 25.49%)
  5. Coumadin (26 people, 25.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (11 hours ago):

  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • More than 60% of hair fell out 3-4 on ths after treat. I had surgery the next daty and had to be out to sleep. Anesiesia is strong mixed wthe Re last

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

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