Dulcolax vs Miralax

Dulcolax
(OTC)
Miralax
(OTC)
Dulcolax is a laxative.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.4
Concern level
1.2
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 + -
20,385 Discussions
98,678 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Colonoscopy
Dulcolax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is used in Colonoscopy.
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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Dul
Weight Gain
6
Addiction
4
Dizziness
3
Burning
3
Depression
3
Contractions
1
Anorexia
1
UTI
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Shaking
1
Mir
Weight Gain
6
Burning
3
Dizziness
2
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
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Dulcolax
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Weight Gain
Dul
Mir
6
6
Addiction
Dul
Mir
4
0
Dizziness
Dul
Mir
3
2
Burning
Dul
Mir
3
3
Depression
Dul
Mir
3
0
Contractions
Dul
Mir
1
0
Anorexia
Dul
Mir
1
1
UTI
Dul
Mir
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Dul
Mir
1
0
Shaking
Dul
Mir
1
1
Weight Gain
Mir
Dul
6
6
Burning
Mir
Dul
3
3
Dizziness
Mir
Dul
2
3
Fainting
Mir
Dul
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Dul
1
0
Shaking
Mir
Dul
1
1
Paralysis
Mir
Dul
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Dul
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Dul
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Dul
1
1
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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B Category B
Before taking Dulcolax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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 Dulcolax and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Kit:
Suppository: 10 mg
Tablet: 5 mg
Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Bisacodyl
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Dulcolax 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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