Generlac vs Miralax

Generlac
(Rx)
Miralax
(OTC)
Generlac is a gastrointestinal medication.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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October 31, 1996
February 18, 1999
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
90 Discussions
98,483 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Generlac is prescribed 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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Gen
Diarrhea
10
Nausea
5
Bleeding
5
Bloating
5
Bowel Obstruction
4
Tiredness
3
Liver Disease
3
Cancer
3
Stomach Cramps
2
Liver Damage
1
Mir
Weight Gain
1
Burning
1
Dizziness
1
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
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Generlac
Gen
Miralax
Mir
Diarrhea
Gen
Mir
10
0
Nausea
Gen
Mir
5
0
Bleeding
Gen
Mir
5
0
Bloating
Gen
Mir
5
0
Bowel Obstruction
Gen
Mir
4
0
Tiredness
Gen
Mir
3
0
Liver Disease
Gen
Mir
3
0
Cancer
Gen
Mir
3
0
Stomach Cramps
Gen
Mir
2
0
Liver Damage
Gen
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Gen
1
0
Burning
Mir
Gen
1
0
Dizziness
Mir
Gen
1
0
Fainting
Mir
Gen
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Gen
1
0
Shaking
Mir
Gen
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Gen
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Gen
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Gen
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Gen
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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B Category B
Before taking Generlac 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 Generlac and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Syrup
Dosages
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Solution: 10 gram/15 mL
Syrup: 10 g/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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Lactulose
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Generlac 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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