Docusate Calcium vs Miralax

Docusate Calcium
(OTC)
Miralax
(OTC)
Docusate Calcium is a laxative.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
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 + -
146 Discussions
98,483 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Docusate Calcium 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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Doc
Hemorrhoids
8
Burning
6
Trauma
3
Addiction
3
Bladder Spasms
3
Abdominal Cramps
2
Cancer
2
Cough
2
Bladder Inflammation
2
Trouble Swallowing
2
Mir
Weight Gain
3
Burning
1
Dizziness
1
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
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Docusate Calcium
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Miralax
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Hemorrhoids
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Mir
8
0
Burning
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Mir
6
1
Trauma
Doc
Mir
3
0
Addiction
Doc
Mir
3
0
Bladder Spasms
Doc
Mir
3
0
Abdominal Cramps
Doc
Mir
2
0
Cancer
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Mir
2
0
Cough
Doc
Mir
2
0
Bladder Inflammation
Doc
Mir
2
0
Trouble Swallowing
Doc
Mir
2
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Doc
3
0
Burning
Mir
Doc
1
6
Dizziness
Mir
Doc
1
0
Fainting
Mir
Doc
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Doc
1
0
Shaking
Mir
Doc
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Doc
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Doc
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Doc
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Doc
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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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.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Docusate Calcium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Docusate Calcium
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Docusate Calcium 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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