A study for a 47 year old woman who takes Miralax - from FDA reports


1,940 females aged 47 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 47 year old female patient who has Constipation. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 16, 2018

1,940 females aged 47 (±5) who take Miralax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Miralax for a 47-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 47
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Constipation
  • Drugs taken:
    • Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Dry Eyes(lack of adequate tears): 7 (0.36% of females aged 47 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Dizziness
  5. Abdominal distension
1 - 6 months:
  1. Abdominal distension
  2. Headache (pain in head)
  3. Loss of consciousness
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Lump in the abdomen (an area of swelling or growth on abdomen)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Drug effect decreased
  2. Abdominal distension
  3. Secretion discharge
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Rectal discharge (discharge from rectum)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Product odor abnormal
  2. Change of bowel habit
  3. Hair loss
  4. Colon cancer
  5. Staphylococcal infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Bipolar disorder (mood disorder)
  2. Confusional state
  3. Suicidal ideation
  4. Depression
  5. Hypomania (a mild form of mania, marked by elation and hyperactivity)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Drug effect decreased
  2. Breast cancer stage iv
  3. Overdose
  4. Rhinorrhea (watery mucus discharge from the nose)
  5. Taste - impaired
10+ years:
  1. Hair color changes
  2. Rash pruritic (redness with itching)
  3. Pain
  4. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  5. Celiac disease - sprue (a disease of the small intestine)
not specified:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Pain
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Stress and anxiety
  5. Weakness

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain : 333 people, 17.16%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 195 people, 10.05%
  3. Depression : 177 people, 9.12%
  4. Stress And Anxiety : 138 people, 7.11%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 137 people, 7.06%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zofran (216 people, 11.13%)
  2. Colace (193 people, 9.95%)
  3. Xanax (189 people, 9.74%)
  4. Lyrica (188 people, 9.69%)
  5. Cymbalta (188 people, 9.69%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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