Colace vs Miralax

Colace
(OTC)
Miralax
(OTC)
Colace is a laxative.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.2
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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Not Available
February 18, 1999
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
53,273 Discussions
98,483 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Colace is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Colonoscopy
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Bloating
#5 for IBS
Miralax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Col
Weight Gain
3
Blood Clots
1
Stomach Cramps
1
Gagging
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Menstrual Cramps
1
Shaking
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Rectal Bleeding
1
Blood in Stool
1
Mir
Weight Gain
4
Burning
2
Dizziness
1
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
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Colace
Col
Miralax
Mir
Weight Gain
Col
Mir
3
4
Blood Clots
Col
Mir
1
0
Stomach Cramps
Col
Mir
1
0
Gagging
Col
Mir
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Col
Mir
1
1
Menstrual Cramps
Col
Mir
1
0
Shaking
Col
Mir
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Col
Mir
1
0
Rectal Bleeding
Col
Mir
1
0
Blood in Stool
Col
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Col
4
3
Burning
Mir
Col
2
0
Dizziness
Mir
Col
1
0
Fainting
Mir
Col
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Col
1
1
Shaking
Mir
Col
1
1
Paralysis
Mir
Col
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Col
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Col
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Col
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Miralax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Colace and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Capsule: 50 mg, 100 mg
Liquid: 150 mg/15 mL, 50 mg/5 mL
Syrup: 60 mg/15 mL
Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Docusate Sodium , Glycerin
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Colace and Miralax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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