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Review: could Miralax cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Miralax, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Protonix, and have Pain.

We study 8,997 people who have side effects while taking Miralax from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 22 people (0.24%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.04% of all the 55,254 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Miralax reports

Time on Miralax when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Miralax * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome90.91%9.09%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Miralax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%21.43%35.71%14.29%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Miralax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (9 people, 40.91%)
  2. Constipation (7 people, 31.82%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (7 people, 31.82%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (5 people, 22.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (7 people, 31.82%)
  2. Aciphex (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Reglan (6 people, 27.27%)
  4. Ativan (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Percocet (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Stopped the use of Axiron approximately 10 days ago. Have had two episodes of dizziness, rapid heat-beat and severe sweating lasting approximately 30 minutes each time. Heart rate returned to normal pattern after each episode. Stopped using Axiron because of the negative publicity by the parasite legal community.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Pervasive developmental disorder...autism...unexplained g.i. Issues with multiple procedures only finding inflammation...prescribed sucralfate after severe vomiting which seemed to help for awhile, but cycle seems to be starting all over again...vomits often after eating

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