Review: could Miralax cause Loose Stools?


Summary

Loose stools is reported only by a few people who take Miralax. We study 14,841 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools 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 14,389 users)

Loose Stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with speech impairment (adult), drowsiness, diarrhea, heart palpitations, muscle twitching (latest reports from 2,344 Loose stools patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

14,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 3 people (0.02%) have Loose Stools


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Loose stools?

Time on Miralax when people have Loose Stools *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 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 Loose Stools when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Loose Stools when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 66.67 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Severity if Loose Stools when taking Miralax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Loose Stools **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • T-Cell Lymphoma (1 person)
  • Constipation (1 person)
  • Bowel Movement Irregularity (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vincristine (1 person)
  • Simethicone (1 person)
  • Ranitidine (1 person)
  • Gabapentin (1 person)
  • Daunorubicin (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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