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:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal distension
  • Swelling face
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
1 - 6 months:
  • Abdominal distension
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Drug ineffective
  • Lump in the abdomen (an area of swelling or growth on abdomen)
  • Dizziness
  • Pleural effusion (water on the lungs)
  • Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
6 - 12 months:
  • Drug effect decreased
  • Abdominal distension
  • Secretion discharge
  • Drug ineffective
  • Rectal discharge (discharge from rectum)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected with drug substitution
  • Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  • Metastases to central nervous system (cancer spreads to central nervous system)
1 - 2 years:
  • Product odor abnormal
  • Change of bowel habit
  • Hair loss
  • Colon cancer
  • Staphylococcal infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
  • Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Wound infection
  • Taste - impaired
  • Enterococcal infection
2 - 5 years:
  • Bipolar disorder (mood disorder)
  • Confusional state
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression
  • Hypomania (a mild form of mania, marked by elation and hyperactivity)
  • Schizoaffective disorder (a mental disorder characterized by disordered thought)
  • Aggression
  • Anger
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Abdominal discomfort
5 - 10 years:
  • Drug effect decreased
  • Breast cancer stage iv
  • Overdose
  • Rhinorrhea (watery mucus discharge from the nose)
  • Taste - impaired
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Blood creatinine increased
  • Vision blurred
  • Metastases to central nervous system (cancer spreads to central nervous system)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
10+ years:
  • Hair color changes
  • Rash pruritic (redness with itching)
  • Pain
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Celiac disease - sprue (a disease of the small intestine)
not specified:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Headache (pain in head)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain : 333 people, 17.16%
  • Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 195 people, 10.05%
  • Depression : 177 people, 9.12%
  • Stress And Anxiety : 138 people, 7.11%
  • 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 *:

  • Zofran (216 people, 11.13%)
  • Colace (193 people, 9.95%)
  • Xanax (189 people, 9.74%)
  • Lyrica (188 people, 9.69%)
  • Cymbalta (188 people, 9.69%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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