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 study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 45,462 people who have side effects when taking Miralax from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 11, 2018

45,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 1,700 people (3.74%) have Breathing difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Miralax when people have Breathing difficulty *:

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

  • female: 64.82 %
  • male: 35.18 %

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 249 people, 14.65%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 124 people, 7.29%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 121 people, 7.12%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 119 people, 7.00%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 98 people, 5.76%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 309 people, 18.18%
  2. Protonix: 271 people, 15.94%
  3. Colace: 267 people, 15.71%
  4. Ambien: 266 people, 15.65%
  5. Zometa: 261 people, 15.35%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 510 people, 30.00%
  2. Weakness: 491 people, 28.88%
  3. Pain: 469 people, 27.59%
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 408 people, 24.00%
  5. Chest Pain: 393 people, 23.12%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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