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Review: could Miralax cause Renal failure?

We study 9,008 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Miralax

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,255 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 432,591 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 9,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 204 people (2.26%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.05% of all the 424,892 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Renal failure in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Renal failure56.00%44.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%2.16%3.24%0.00%12.97%16.22%24.86%40.54%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Miralax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (25 people, 12.25%)
  2. Pain (22 people, 10.78%)
  3. Constipation (22 people, 10.78%)
  4. Nausea (16 people, 7.84%)
  5. Dyspnoea (11 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (67 people, 32.84%)
  2. Ms contin (60 people, 29.41%)
  3. Ambien (58 people, 28.43%)
  4. Zometa (58 people, 28.43%)
  5. Aspirin (58 people, 28.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Still fighting the disease. Also having muscle twitches and heart flutters.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • My son started on this medication when he was 15 months old for chronic impaction, back when it was still available by prescription only. His pediatric gastroenterologist prescribed the full 17 gram dose daily. He took it until he was 4.5 years old. He frequently had encopresis, or a leakage of liquid stool around the impacted stool. He was also a very chubby little guy when he started on this medication. But he quickly lost a ton of weight and was never able to gain really. When he was 11, he still fit in size 4T underwear (for 4 year olds). He was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive and he underwent abdominal surgery to receive a feeding tube to try to get up to a healthy weight. He was also diagnosed with Autism. He had no developmental delays or any issues at all prior to starting this medication. Now, he has trouble communicating, he receives special education accommodations in school, and he has trouble dealing with life in general (meltdowns, sensory problems, inability to proper assess and navigate social situations, echolalia, etc.).

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • It has been over 4 weeks , and the pain is constant and very strong. I never had any stomach pain like this before.

    Reply

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