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Review: could Miralax cause Hair loss?

We study 9,008 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 9,255 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,084 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 9,008 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 227,948 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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  • My son started on this medication when he was 15 months old for chronic impaction, back when it was still available by prescription only. His pediatric gastroenterologist prescribed the full 17 gram dose daily. He took it until he was 4.5 years old. He frequently had encopresis, or a leakage of liquid stool around the impacted stool. He was also a very chubby little guy when he started on this medication. But he quickly lost a ton of weight and was never able to gain really. When he was 11, he still fit in size 4T underwear (for 4 year olds). He was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive and he underwent abdominal surgery to receive a feeding tube to try to get up to a healthy weight. He was also diagnosed with Autism. He had no developmental delays or any issues at all prior to starting this medication. Now, he has trouble communicating, he receives special education accommodations in school, and he has trouble dealing with life in general (meltdowns, sensory problems, inability to proper assess and navigate social situations, echolalia, etc.).

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Also numbness and tingling in hands feet and legs

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

    Reply

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    I was recently told by a doctor that I was constipated and that I should take Miralax. I personally don't think I'm constipated. My lower abdomen hurts and so does my head. Every single time I sneeze or cough it hurts really bad! I want to know if I can take some ibuprofen to treat the pain. But I d ...

  • Is a side effect of losartan hair loss?
    My doctor took me off Lisinopril due to the cough and put me on Losartan. After about 1 year I noticed hair breakage and hair loss. Can the hair damage be reverse by going back to Lisinopril?

  • Can miralax cause hyperactivity?
    8 yr old female takes Miralax for constipation early evening and then gets hyperactive for short period of time. Is this related?

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