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Review: could Miralax cause Nausea and vomiting?

Summary: Nausea and vomiting could be caused by Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zofran, and have Pain.

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 731 have Nausea and vomiting. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea and vomiting and more.

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Miralax

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,242 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting (latest reports from 1,061,446 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, type 2 diabetes.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 731 people (8.12%) have Nausea And Vomiting. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,062,073 people who have Nausea And Vomiting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea and vomiting in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Nausea and vomiting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea and vomiting56.76%10.81%21.62%0.00%8.11%2.70%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nausea and vomiting when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Nausea and vomiting67.03%32.97%

Age of people who have Nausea and vomiting when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea and vomiting1.89%4.73%10.25%3.31%5.99%16.88%14.04%42.90%

Severity of Nausea and vomiting when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea and vomiting16.67%33.33%16.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Nausea and vomiting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea and vomiting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (134 people, 18.33%)
  2. Constipation (102 people, 13.95%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (61 people, 8.34%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (53 people, 7.25%)
  5. Hypertension (49 people, 6.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zofran (165 people, 22.57%)
  2. Protonix (160 people, 21.89%)
  3. Aspirin (153 people, 20.93%)
  4. Prilosec (150 people, 20.52%)
  5. Zometa (139 people, 19.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Colleen G (1 year ago):

Six months ago I had a colonoscopy and it was ok and my doctor told me to take MIralax for my cronic constipation and that it would be alright to take it every day,which I do.I also take five different meds for high blood pressure and cholosterol and synthroid. Lately, I have been having turns of nauesea and wonder if its to do with daily Miralax usage. I'm a 78 year old woman and slightly overweight. Please advise if you will. Thank you,respectfully, Mrs.G.
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