Miralax and Obesity - from FDA reports

Obesity is found among people who take Miralax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Protonix, and have Pain. This study 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 Aug, 15, 2018

35,362 people reported to have side effects when taking Miralax.
Among them, 87 people (0.25%) have Obesity

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Obesity?

Gender of people who have Obesity when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 64.37 %
  • male: 35.63 %

Age of people who have Obesity when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 22.54 %
  • 40-49: 19.72 %
  • 50-59: 18.31 %
  • 60+: 39.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 11 people, 12.64%
  2. Pain: 11 people, 12.64%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 9 people, 10.34%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 7 people, 8.05%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 6 people, 6.90%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Protonix: 42 people, 48.28%
  2. Zometa: 41 people, 47.13%
  3. Ambien: 38 people, 43.68%
  4. Decadron: 31 people, 35.63%
  5. Lasix: 31 people, 35.63%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 51 people, 58.62%
  2. Weakness: 46 people, 52.87%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 45 people, 51.72%
  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 42 people, 48.28%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 40 people, 45.98%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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