Miralax and Renal failure - from FDA reports


Summary

Renal failure 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 Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 28,920 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA. Among them, 296 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure 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)

Renal Failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 82,171 Renal failure patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

28,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 296 people (1.02%) have Renal Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Renal failure?

Time on Miralax when people have Renal Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Renal Failure when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 53.47 %
  • male: 46.53 %

Age of people who have Renal Failure when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.39 %
  • 2-9: 1.57 %
  • 10-19: 3.92 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.98 %
  • 40-49: 15.29 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 47.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (43 people, 14.53%)
  • Constipation (35 people, 11.82%)
  • Pain (31 people, 10.47%)
  • Nausea (21 people, 7.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 6.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (87 people, 29.39%)
  • Zometa (70 people, 23.65%)
  • Ambien (70 people, 23.65%)
  • Ms Contin (69 people, 23.31%)
  • Colace (68 people, 22.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (93 people, 31.42%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (82 people, 27.70%)
  • Pain (81 people, 27.36%)
  • Fatigue (80 people, 27.03%)
  • Nausea (77 people, 26.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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