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Review: could Miralax cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 555 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 542 people (6.02%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,139,547 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure72.73%0.00%0.00%9.09%9.09%0.00%9.09%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure68.60%31.40%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.78%0.78%4.48%0.97%5.07%18.91%21.64%47.37%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (95 people, 17.53%)
  2. Constipation (76 people, 14.02%)
  3. Hypertension (55 people, 10.15%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (50 people, 9.23%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (39 people, 7.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (147 people, 27.12%)
  2. Ambien (142 people, 26.20%)
  3. Prilosec (133 people, 24.54%)
  4. Lasix (125 people, 23.06%)
  5. Xanax (122 people, 22.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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