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Review: could Miralax cause Withdrawal syndrome?





Summary: Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Protonix, and have Pain.

We study 9,021 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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Miralax

Miralax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Miralax 9,268 users)

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.(latest reports from Withdrawal syndrome 9,186 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 9,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax. Among them, 22 people (0.24%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.

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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  • Can long-term methadone use cause or increase the risk of colon cancer?
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Chronic Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, and takes Fluticasone Propionate, Finasteride, Doxazosin Mesylate, Acetaminophen, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Butrans, Sertraline, Omeprazole, Simvastatin, Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide, Naproxen, Aspirin, Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Senna, Colace, Methadone Hydrochloride)
    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.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
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    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Gastric Hypermotility, Hard Feces, and takes Lactulose, Miralax)
    what is easiest on guts had small bowel blockage recently and have diverticulitis
  • Can i take ibuprofen when i'm on the medicine miralax to treat my massive head ache?
    (Asked by a 17 year old girl who has Lower Abdominal Pain, Headache, Constipation, and takes Ibuprofen, Miralax)
    I was recently told by a doctor that I was constipated and that I should take Miralax. I personally don't think I'm constipated. My lower abdomen hurts and so does my head. Every single time I sneeze or cough it hurts really bad! I want to know if I can take some ibuprofen to treat the pain. But I don't want to get even more sick for using it when I'm not suppose to.
  • Can miralax cause hyperactivity?
    (Asked by a 9 year old girl who has Hyperactivity, and takes Miralax)
    8 yr old female takes Miralax for constipation early evening and then gets hyperactive for short period of time. Is this related?
  • What has miralax done to my body? please help me... (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 28 year old man who has Sweating, Anxiety, and takes Miralax)
    Years ago after multiple surgeries, I ended up with chronic constipation. GI doctor told me to take 4 doses of miralax everyday. About a year into the medication, I completely changed as a person. I experienced brain fog, anxiety, meltdowns, blowups, sexual dysfunction, and worst of all excessive sweating. I discontinued it about a month and a half ago.



    For the first week after ending the medication, I would wake up and feel like I was having brain spasms. I would be extremely confused, scared, felt like crying, and wanted someone to hold me. The next 2 weeks after that, I had severe headaches every morning. I did some research and found that article about how the ingredient is similar to antifreeze and there's a few cases reported of it causing psychotic episodes in people. Additionally, it somehow ruins your intestines, possibly causing some condition called dysbiosis (which I have a few symptoms of and a few websites claim also can cause sweating). Apparently it also weakens your colon, making it more prone to cancer, which my GI disease already gives a big enough threat to!!! Additionally to the list of symptoms, I've noticed that my immune system is significantly weaker - I've gotten infections and colds for the first time in years.



    I've gone to the ER, talked to doctors, and they (of course) doubt me, accuse me of being dishonest, and try to send me to a head doctor. The symptoms might be gradually improving... but the sweating isn't... and it's really concerning me and ruining my life. I'm disabled and I don't have much to do with my time and I don't like watching TV but I can't do anything else now with my time. My palms are constantly soaked so I can't hold anything and my feet constantly ruin my socks. The sweat on the palms get so intense at times that it's literally uncomfortable beyond words to the point where I almost feel like screaming or crying about it.



    Is this temporary? Did miralax really ruin my body? Do I possibly have dysbiosis? They are trying to send me to a dermatologist but I believe the underlying problem is GI/miralax related. Oh, also, I've noticed that I sweat worse after I eat - ESPECIALLY if I have sugar/carbs. I don't like dermatologist methods for curing sweat and I don't really believe it's hyperhydrosis. I just want this to stop so I can go back to doing things with my hands to keep myself distracted and so I can hold my girlfriends hand without embarrassing myself but I can't. I've been doing nothing but watching TV for the past month or two and it's driving me crazy because I haven't spent time with a TV in years and years. I can't even begin to describe how it feels that I was given a product that caused me additional problems and all the doctors are calling me a liar and I have no way of getting help.



    Someone please help me.

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