Miralax and High blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

High blood pressure is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Constipation . We study 28,920 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA. Among them, 875 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Miralax

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Miralax 29,476 users)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,427 High blood pressure patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

28,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 875 people (3.03%) have High Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause High blood pressure?

Time on Miralax when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 78.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 65.8 %
  • male: 34.2 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.87 %
  • 2-9: 0.87 %
  • 10-19: 5.35 %
  • 20-29: 1.88 %
  • 30-39: 4.19 %
  • 40-49: 14.74 %
  • 50-59: 18.5 %
  • 60+: 53.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Constipation (154 people, 17.60%)
  • Pain (130 people, 14.86%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (68 people, 7.77%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (52 people, 5.94%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (49 people, 5.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (150 people, 17.14%)
  • Prilosec (142 people, 16.23%)
  • Lasix (141 people, 16.11%)
  • Ambien (137 people, 15.66%)
  • Xanax (131 people, 14.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (260 people, 29.71%)
  • Pain (247 people, 28.23%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (234 people, 26.74%)
  • Nausea (231 people, 26.40%)
  • Fatigue (230 people, 26.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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