Miralax and Urinary tract infection - from FDA reports


Summary

Urinary tract infection 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 Protonix, and have Constipation . We study 28,920 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA. Among them, 701 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection 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)

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 111,287 Urinary tract infection patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

28,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 701 people (2.42%) have Urinary Tract Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Urinary tract infection?

Time on Miralax when people have Urinary Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 47.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 68.08 %
  • male: 31.92 %

Age of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 2.72 %
  • 10-19: 0.68 %
  • 20-29: 3.06 %
  • 30-39: 3.06 %
  • 40-49: 10.7 %
  • 50-59: 22.92 %
  • 60+: 56.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Constipation (105 people, 14.98%)
  • Pain (102 people, 14.55%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (84 people, 11.98%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (57 people, 8.13%)
  • Depression (47 people, 6.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Protonix (147 people, 20.97%)
  • Zometa (139 people, 19.83%)
  • Colace (138 people, 19.69%)
  • Zofran (130 people, 18.54%)
  • Ambien (125 people, 17.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (210 people, 29.96%)
  • Pain (206 people, 29.39%)
  • Fatigue (173 people, 24.68%)
  • Constipation (173 people, 24.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (171 people, 24.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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