Miralax and Myalgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Myalgia 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 Xanax, and have Constipation . We study 28,920 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA. Among them, 287 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia 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 29,476 users)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,845 Myalgia patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

28,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 287 people (0.99%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Myalgia?

Time on Miralax when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 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 Myalgia when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 77.54 %
  • male: 22.46 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.97 %
  • 10-19: 2.76 %
  • 20-29: 1.57 %
  • 30-39: 7.48 %
  • 40-49: 28.74 %
  • 50-59: 12.99 %
  • 60+: 44.49 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Constipation (54 people, 18.82%)
  • Pain (52 people, 18.12%)
  • Depression (48 people, 16.72%)
  • Osteoporosis (41 people, 14.29%)
  • Muscle Spasms (29 people, 10.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (91 people, 31.71%)
  • Lasix (62 people, 21.60%)
  • Prilosec (61 people, 21.25%)
  • Zometa (60 people, 20.91%)
  • Levaquin (59 people, 20.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (159 people, 55.40%)
  • Pain (137 people, 47.74%)
  • Weakness (131 people, 45.64%)
  • Joint Pain (117 people, 40.77%)
  • Pain In Extremity (115 people, 40.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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