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Review: could Miralax cause Myalgia?

We study 9,008 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 196 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Miralax

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,255 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 504,753 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 21, 2014: 9,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 196 people (2.18%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 504,747 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Myalgia in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Myalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myalgia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Myalgia81.91%18.09%

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.00%2.66%1.60%1.60%10.11%30.32%10.11%43.62%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (41 people, 20.92%)
  2. Pain (36 people, 18.37%)
  3. Constipation (36 people, 18.37%)
  4. Osteoporosis (29 people, 14.80%)
  5. Muscle spasms (23 people, 11.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (77 people, 39.29%)
  2. Levaquin (50 people, 25.51%)
  3. Lasix (49 people, 25.00%)
  4. Neurontin (46 people, 23.47%)
  5. Percocet (45 people, 22.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My son started on this medication when he was 15 months old for chronic impaction, back when it was still available by prescription only. His pediatric gastroenterologist prescribed the full 17 gram dose daily. He took it until he was 4.5 years old. He frequently had encopresis, or a leakage of liquid stool around the impacted stool. He was also a very chubby little guy when he started on this medication. But he quickly lost a ton of weight and was never able to gain really. When he was 11, he still fit in size 4T underwear (for 4 year olds). He was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive and he underwent abdominal surgery to receive a feeding tube to try to get up to a healthy weight. He was also diagnosed with Autism. He had no developmental delays or any issues at all prior to starting this medication. Now, he has trouble communicating, he receives special education accommodations in school, and he has trouble dealing with life in general (meltdowns, sensory problems, inability to proper assess and navigate social situations, echolalia, etc.).

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been taking prednisone for about 14 months for polymyalgia. In the past 4 weeks I noticed a lump near my ankle on the inside of my leg under my skin, the skin on the surface is red. At first I thought it was a bite. However, it did not disappear, so today I had an ultrasound and they said I had a contusion but they don't know why.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • It has been over 4 weeks , and the pain is constant and very strong. I never had any stomach pain like this before.

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