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Review: could Miralax cause Weight loss?

Summary: Weight loss could be caused by Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Protonix, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 68 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Miralax

Miralax (latest outcomes from 9,242 users) has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation.

Weight loss

Weight loss (latest reports from 97,333 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 68 people (0.76%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.07% of all the 97,230 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight loss in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight loss when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Weight loss66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%23.33%20.00%20.00%36.67%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Miralax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 13.24%)
  2. Depression (9 people, 13.24%)
  3. Pain (7 people, 10.29%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 7.35%)
  5. Insomnia (4 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (40 people, 58.82%)
  2. Zometa (35 people, 51.47%)
  3. Ambien (34 people, 50.00%)
  4. Decadron (30 people, 44.12%)
  5. Lasix (27 people, 39.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My 3 year old gets constipated. She has been on Miralax for atleast 1 year now. This past week she had an absence seizure in her sleep. Wet the bed, head turned to left and looking upward. this lasted about 35 min. could Miralax be the reason she had a seizure.

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