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Review: could Miralax cause Urinary tract infection?

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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Constipation.

We study 9,029 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 421 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 9,278 Miralax users)

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 73,273 Urinary tract infection patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 9,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 426 people (4.72%) have Urinary Tract Infection.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection20.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Urinary tract infection68.74%31.26%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.00%3.69%0.25%1.97%2.22%12.07%23.15%56.65%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary tract infection0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary tract infection0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Constipation (59 people, 13.85%)
  2. Pain (53 people, 12.44%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (45 people, 10.56%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (37 people, 8.69%)
  5. Osteoporosis (34 people, 7.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (155 people, 36.38%)
  2. Zometa (133 people, 31.22%)
  3. Protonix (114 people, 26.76%)
  4. Ambien (111 people, 26.06%)
  5. Xanax (106 people, 24.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

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    what is easiest on guts had small bowel blockage recently and have diverticulitis
  • Warfarin and urinary infections (1 answer)
    HELP! Hello we are in the UK - my husband had an aortic valve replacement 4 years ago - he is now 61 and on warfarin. Over the past few years, since his AVR, he has had about 4/5 urinary infections which have caused him to be hospitalised with very high temperature/rigors etc. The medical profession in the UK seem to think there is no correlation between warfarin and urinary infections. He has been checked out to see if there is a problem with his bladder/prostrate/kidneys but all are okay and the only link we can see is when his warfarin is increased to a high dose (10mg or above) he gets this infection.

    Has anyone else experienced this or does anyone know where I could go for more information on a possible link?

    Thank you for your help.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I'm 27 wks pregnant, have always had constipation to extent, but this 2nd pregnancy beats all I've ever seen, I was so constipated I went to the er, they had me drink 24 oz 6(17grams) of miralax on Friday didn't hit til Saturday morning; now tonight sunday night I have severe burning uti and like symptoms. Before I took this much miralax I was peeing constantly no issues what so ever. Now I have double the issues! :(

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • erin on Apr, 8, 2011:

    I was on wellbutrin when I was 17, and I developed Erythema Nodosum on my shins. They went away when I switched to a dye-free pill. Is it possible that it was the blue dye in the pill that was causing the problems? I just thought I would share since I noticed that the majority of patients who suffered this side effect were in their 50's.

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