Miralax and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports


Breathing difficulty is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Breathing difficulty with Miralax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 35,362 people who have side effects when taking Miralax from FDA , and is updated regularly.


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On Mar, 23, 2018

35,362 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 1,448 people (4.09%) have Breathing difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Miralax when people have Breathing difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 64.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.56 %
  • 10+ years: 2.56 %

Gender of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 64.88 %
  • male: 35.12 %

Age of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 1.97 %
  • 10-19: 3.61 %
  • 20-29: 3.11 %
  • 30-39: 5.98 %
  • 40-49: 13.77 %
  • 50-59: 19.02 %
  • 60+: 52.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain: 210 people, 14.50%
  • High Blood Pressure: 105 people, 7.25%
  • Stress And Anxiety: 104 people, 7.18%
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 104 people, 7.18%
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 85 people, 5.87%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix: 267 people, 18.44%
  • Zometa: 257 people, 17.75%
  • Ambien: 257 people, 17.75%
  • Protonix: 252 people, 17.40%
  • Aspirin: 234 people, 16.16%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness: 453 people, 31.28%
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 446 people, 30.80%
  • Pain: 433 people, 29.90%
  • Chest Pain: 356 people, 24.59%
  • Stress And Anxiety: 354 people, 24.45%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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