Will you have Myelodysplastic syndrome with Milk of magnesia - from FDA reports


Myelodysplastic syndrome is found among people who take Milk of magnesia, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Simvastatin, and have Iron overload. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,861 people who have side effects when taking Milk of magnesia from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
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How the study uses the data?

The study is based on magnesium hydroxide (the active ingredients of Milk of magnesia) and Milk of magnesia (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Myelodysplastic syndrome are also considered in the study.

What is Milk of magnesia?

Milk of magnesia has active ingredients of magnesium hydroxide. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Milk of magnesia 6,053 users)

What is Myelodysplastic syndrome?

Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged) has been reported by people with myelodysplastic syndrome, multiple myeloma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 38,401 Myelodysplastic syndrome patients).

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On Mar, 20, 2019

5,861 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk of magnesia.
Among them, 7 people (0.12%) have Myelodysplastic syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Milk of magnesia cause Myelodysplastic syndrome?

Gender of people who have Myelodysplastic syndrome when taking Milk of magnesia *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Myelodysplastic syndrome when taking Milk of magnesia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Iron Overload: 2 people, 28.57%
  2. Prostate Cancer: 1 person, 14.29%
  3. Diabetes: 1 person, 14.29%
  4. Acute Leukaemia (blood cancer): 1 person, 14.29%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Acetaminophen: 3 people, 42.86%
  2. Lorazepam: 3 people, 42.86%
  3. Furosemide: 3 people, 42.86%
  4. Miralax: 3 people, 42.86%
  5. Simvastatin: 3 people, 42.86%
  6. Ceftin: 2 people, 28.57%
  7. Levaquin: 2 people, 28.57%
  8. Flonase: 2 people, 28.57%
  9. Flomax: 2 people, 28.57%
  10. Nexium: 2 people, 28.57%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 4 people, 57.14%
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 2 people, 28.57%
  3. Fever: 2 people, 28.57%
  4. Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets): 2 people, 28.57%
  5. Oedema (fluid collection in tissue): 2 people, 28.57%
  6. Chills (felling of cold): 2 people, 28.57%
  7. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 2 people, 28.57%
  8. Pneumonia Aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree): 2 people, 28.57%
  9. Regurgitation (expulsion of material): 2 people, 28.57%
  10. Rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial redness): 2 people, 28.57%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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