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Review: could Miralax cause Loose stools?





Summary: Loose stools is reported only by a few people who take Miralax.

We study 9,021 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 9,268 users)

Loose stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Loose stools 2,339 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 9,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 3 people (0.03%) have Loose Stools.

Trend of Loose stools in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loose stools when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Loose stools25.00%75.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose stools0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loose stools0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. T-cell lymphoma (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Constipation (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Bowel movement irregularity (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simethicone (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Ranitidine (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Gabapentin (2 people, 66.67%)
  4. Ememas (2 people, 66.67%)
  5. Methotrexate (2 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • What has miralax done to my body? please help me... (2 answers)
    Years ago after multiple surgeries, I ended up with chronic constipation. GI doctor told me to take 4 doses of miralax everyday. About a year into the medication, I completely changed as a person. I experienced brain fog, anxiety, meltdowns, blowups, sexual dysfunction, and worst of all excessive sweating. I discontinued it about a month and a half ago.



    For the first week after ending the medication, I would wake up and feel like I was having brain spasms. I would be extremely confused, scared, felt like crying, and wanted someone to hold me. The next 2 weeks after that, I had severe headaches every morning. I did some research and found that article about how the ingredient is similar to antifreeze and there's a few cases reported of it causing psychotic episodes in people. Additionally, it somehow ruins your intestines, possibly causing some condition called dysbiosis (which I have a few symptoms of and a few websites claim also can cause sweating). Apparently it also weakens your colon, making it more prone to cancer, which my GI disease already gives a big enough threat to!!! Additionally to the list of symptoms, I've noticed that my immune system is significantly weaker - I've gotten infections and colds for the first time in years.



    I've gone to the ER, talked to doctors, and they (of course) doubt me, accuse me of being dishonest, and try to send me to a head doctor. The symptoms might be gradually improving... but the sweating isn't... and it's really concerning me and ruining my life. I'm disabled and I don't have much to do with my time and I don't like watching TV but I can't do anything else now with my time. My palms are constantly soaked so I can't hold anything and my feet constantly ruin my socks. The sweat on the palms get so intense at times that it's literally uncomfortable beyond words to the point where I almost feel like screaming or crying about it.



    Is this temporary? Did miralax really ruin my body? Do I possibly have dysbiosis? They are trying to send me to a dermatologist but I believe the underlying problem is GI/miralax related. Oh, also, I've noticed that I sweat worse after I eat - ESPECIALLY if I have sugar/carbs. I don't like dermatologist methods for curing sweat and I don't really believe it's hyperhydrosis. I just want this to stop so I can go back to doing things with my hands to keep myself distracted and so I can hold my girlfriends hand without embarrassing myself but I can't. I've been doing nothing but watching TV for the past month or two and it's driving me crazy because I haven't spent time with a TV in years and years. I can't even begin to describe how it feels that I was given a product that caused me additional problems and all the doctors are calling me a liar and I have no way of getting help.



    Someone please help me.
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