Could Miralax cause Incontinence - from FDA reports


Summary

Incontinence 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, 59 have Incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Incontinence 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 29,471 users)

Incontinence

Incontinence (lack of moderation or self-control) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis (latest reports from 8,817 Incontinence patients).

On Jan, 12, 2017

28,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 59 people (0.2%) have Incontinence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Incontinence?

Time on Miralax when people have Incontinence *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Incontinence when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 64.91 %
  • male: 35.09 %

Age of people who have Incontinence when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.27 %
  • 10-19: 2.27 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.27 %
  • 40-49: 4.55 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 61.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (7 people, 11.86%)
  • Constipation (7 people, 11.86%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (6 people, 10.17%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 10.17%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 8.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Colace (12 people, 20.34%)
  • Aspirin (12 people, 20.34%)
  • Zometa (11 people, 18.64%)
  • Ativan (11 people, 18.64%)
  • Cymbalta (10 people, 16.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (23 people, 38.98%)
  • High Blood Pressure (21 people, 35.59%)
  • Weakness (18 people, 30.51%)
  • Constipation (18 people, 30.51%)
  • Anaemia (17 people, 28.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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