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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 9,029 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

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from 9,279 Miralax users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 9,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 105 people (1.16%) have Hair Loss.

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%33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss78.50%21.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%9.57%11.70%1.06%2.13%29.79%6.38%39.36%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%50.00%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 (37 people, 35.24%)
  2. Constipation (33 people, 31.43%)
  3. Pain (23 people, 21.90%)
  4. Intervertebral disc degeneration (23 people, 21.90%)
  5. Migraine (23 people, 21.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (29 people, 27.62%)
  2. Lisinopril (27 people, 25.71%)
  3. Paxil (27 people, 25.71%)
  4. Coumadin (27 people, 25.71%)
  5. Skelaxin (26 people, 24.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
  • Can long-term methadone use cause or increase the risk of colon cancer?
    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
    find myself wondering if there is any relationtionship between the methadone and other meds and cancer?
  • What is better for motility. miralax or lactolose (1 answer)
    what is easiest on guts had small bowel blockage recently and have diverticulitis

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • My 10 year old son started taking miralax 7 months ago, and about a month and a half a go, he started to get a thinning patch of hair on top. It has been slowing getting worse. Tonight he is stopping the medicine. Hopefully this will stop, and his hair will regrow

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