Miralax and Overdose - from FDA reports


Summary

Overdose 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 Ativan, and have Constipation . We study 28,920 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA. Among them, 777 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose 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 29,475 users)

Overdose

Overdose has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 68,943 Overdose patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

28,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 777 people (2.69%) have Overdose


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Overdose?

Time on Miralax when people have Overdose *:

  • < 1 month: 65.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.16 %
  • 10+ years: 2.04 %

Gender of people who have Overdose when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 61.79 %
  • male: 38.21 %

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.8 %
  • 2-9: 14.4 %
  • 10-19: 8.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.6 %
  • 30-39: 5.6 %
  • 40-49: 8.0 %
  • 50-59: 10.0 %
  • 60+: 49.6 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Constipation (224 people, 28.83%)
  • Colonoscopy (64 people, 8.24%)
  • Pain (37 people, 4.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (27 people, 3.47%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (22 people, 2.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (30 people, 3.86%)
  • Aspirin (29 people, 3.73%)
  • Prevacid (27 people, 3.47%)
  • Neurontin (25 people, 3.22%)
  • Morphine (22 people, 2.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (121 people, 15.57%)
  • Diarrhea (64 people, 8.24%)
  • Nausea (44 people, 5.66%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (43 people, 5.53%)
  • Pain (37 people, 4.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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