A study for a 69 year old woman who takes Miralax - from FDA reports


3,575 females aged 69 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 69 year old female patient who has Constipation. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 15, 2018

3,575 females aged 69 (±5) who take Miralax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Miralax for a 69-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 69
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Constipation
  • Drugs taken:
    • Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dizziness
  • Breathing difficulty
1 - 6 months:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Abdominal pain
  • Product odor abnormal
  • Gastrointestinal infection (infection of stomach and intestine)
6 - 12 months:
  • Primary myelofibrosis (primary disorder of the bone marrow)
  • Blood glucose decreased
  • Blood bilirubin increased
  • Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • Red cell distribution width increased
  • Blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • Protein total decreased
  • Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system)
  • Red blood cell count decreased
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
1 - 2 years:
  • Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  • Renal disorder (kidney disease)
  • Glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  • Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries)
  • Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Benign gastric neoplasm (benign (non-cancerous) tumours of the gastric)
2 - 5 years:
  • Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  • Dry skin
  • Exostosis (formation of new bone on the surface of a bone)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
  • Hair texture abnormal
  • Arthropathy
  • Nail disorder (disease of nail)
  • Drug effect decreased
  • Hair loss
5 - 10 years:
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Drug ineffective
  • Abdominal distension
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Product odor abnormal
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Blood creatinine increased
  • Pancreatic cyst
  • Diarrhea
10+ years:
  • Feeling abnormal
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Fall
  • Diarrhea
  • Limb discomfort (discomfort in leg)
  • Blood glucose decreased
  • Abdominal pain
  • Peripheral coldness
not specified:
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weakness
  • Fall
  • Pneumonia
  • Dizziness

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain : 369 people, 10.32%
  • High Blood Pressure : 257 people, 7.19%
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 252 people, 7.05%
  • Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 184 people, 5.15%
  • High Blood Cholesterol : 184 people, 5.15%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (290 people, 8.11%)
  • Colace (284 people, 7.94%)
  • Aspirin (280 people, 7.83%)
  • Lasix (258 people, 7.22%)
  • Nexium (251 people, 7.02%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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