Lactulose vs Miralax

Lactulose
(Rx)
Miralax
(OTC)
Lactulose is a gastrointestinal medication and a laxative.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.5
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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May 29, 1992
February 18, 1999
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
44,267 Discussions
98,483 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Lactulose 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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Lac
Weight Gain
6
Runny Nose
5
Malabsorption
2
Paranoia
1
Candida
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Kidney Failure
1
Memory Loss
1
Heart Attack
1
Mood Swings
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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Lactulose
Lac
Miralax
Mir
Weight Gain
Lac
Mir
6
6
Runny Nose
Lac
Mir
5
0
Malabsorption
Lac
Mir
2
0
Paranoia
Lac
Mir
1
0
Candida
Lac
Mir
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lac
Mir
1
1
Kidney Failure
Lac
Mir
1
0
Memory Loss
Lac
Mir
1
0
Heart Attack
Lac
Mir
1
0
Mood Swings
Lac
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Lac
6
6
Burning
Mir
Lac
3
0
Dizziness
Mir
Lac
2
0
Fainting
Mir
Lac
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Lac
1
1
Shaking
Mir
Lac
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Lac
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Lac
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Lac
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Lac
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 Lactulose 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 Lactulose 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 (15 mL), 10 gram/15 mL, 20 gram/30 mL
Packet: 10 gram, 20 gram
Syrup: 10 gram/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 Lactulose 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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