Miralax and Weakness - from FDA reports


Weakness 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 Zometa, 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, 1,719 people (4.86%) have Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Miralax cause Weakness?

Time on Miralax when people have Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 48.15 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weakness when taking Miralax *:

  • female: 61.61 %
  • male: 38.39 %

Age of people who have Weakness when taking Miralax *:

  • 0-1: 0.29 %
  • 2-9: 2.58 %
  • 10-19: 1.79 %
  • 20-29: 1.65 %
  • 30-39: 5.44 %
  • 40-49: 12.74 %
  • 50-59: 18.04 %
  • 60+: 57.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 249 people, 14.49%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 145 people, 8.44%
  3. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 112 people, 6.52%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 104 people, 6.05%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 86 people, 5.00%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 305 people, 17.74%
  2. Ambien: 298 people, 17.34%
  3. Colace: 275 people, 16.00%
  4. Protonix: 274 people, 15.94%
  5. Prilosec: 273 people, 15.88%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 731 people, 42.52%
  2. Pain: 533 people, 31.01%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 522 people, 30.37%
  4. Breathing Difficulty: 453 people, 26.35%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 408 people, 23.73%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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