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Review: could Miralax cause Overdose?

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

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 200 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose 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.

Overdose

Overdose (latest reports from 218,541 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 200 people (2.22%) have Overdose. They amount to 0.09% of all the 217,842 people who have Overdose on eHealthMe.

Trend of Overdose in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Overdose * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Overdose80.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Overdose when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Overdose59.00%41.00%

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Overdose0.00%10.84%1.20%1.20%10.84%15.66%12.05%48.19%

Severity of Overdose when taking Miralax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Overdose ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Constipation (53 people, 26.50%)
  2. Pain (20 people, 10.00%)
  3. Muscle spasticity (10 people, 5.00%)
  4. Endometrial cancer (5 people, 2.50%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (5 people, 2.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prevacid (23 people, 11.50%)
  2. Ativan (21 people, 10.50%)
  3. Neurontin (19 people, 9.50%)
  4. Aspirin (18 people, 9.00%)
  5. Reglan (18 people, 9.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • My 3 year old gets constipated. She has been on Miralax for atleast 1 year now. This past week she had an absence seizure in her sleep. Wet the bed, head turned to left and looking upward. this lasted about 35 min. could Miralax be the reason she had a seizure.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Galina L on Mar, 24, 2014:

    Hi, I have knee problems and have been prescribed Structum. I'm also taking a birth control pill called Minerva-35. I would like to know if Structum interferes with a birth control or is it still effective(Minerva)??

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