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:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  5. Abdominal pain upper
1 - 6 months:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  4. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  5. Drug ineffective
6 - 12 months:
  1. Primary myelofibrosis (primary disorder of the bone marrow)
  2. Blood glucose decreased
  3. Blood bilirubin increased
  4. Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  5. Red cell distribution width increased
1 - 2 years:
  1. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  2. Renal disorder (kidney disease)
  3. Glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  2. Dry skin
  3. Exostosis (formation of new bone on the surface of a bone)
  4. Abdominal distension
  5. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Abdominal discomfort
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Abdominal distension
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Product odor abnormal
10+ years:
  1. Feeling abnormal
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Dizziness
  4. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  5. Fall
not specified:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Pain
  5. Breathing difficulty

Top conditions involved for these people *:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid (290 people, 8.11%)
  2. Colace (284 people, 7.94%)
  3. Aspirin (280 people, 7.83%)
  4. Lasix (258 people, 7.22%)
  5. Nexium (251 people, 7.02%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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