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Review: could Miralax cause Hair loss?

We study 9,009 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Miralax

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,257 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,452 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 9,009 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 103 people (1.14%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.05% of all the 227,986 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%25.00%25.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss79.05%20.95%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%9.78%10.87%0.00%2.17%30.43%6.52%40.22%

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, 34.95%)
  2. Constipation (32 people, 31.07%)
  3. Intervertebral disc degeneration (23 people, 22.33%)
  4. Migraine (23 people, 22.33%)
  5. Pain (23 people, 22.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (29 people, 28.16%)
  2. Paxil (27 people, 26.21%)
  3. Lisinopril (27 people, 26.21%)
  4. Skelaxin (26 people, 25.24%)
  5. Coumadin (26 people, 25.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • i am still taking pradaxa. i didnt experience any real hair loss until just recently. i have been taking pradaxa since May.i have two visably balding spots in the front and my usually thick hair is starting to feel thinner.

    Reply

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