MILK OF Magnesia vs Miralax

MILK OF Magnesia
(OTC)
Miralax
(OTC)
MILK OF Magnesia is a laxative and an antacid.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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4.6
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
3.1
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 + -
38,410 Discussions
98,483 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Oily Skin
#3 for Acne
#4 for Stomach Pain
MILK OF Magnesia is approved for Constipation and Gastrointestinal Gas and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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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MIL
Weight Gain
6
Burning
4
Runny Nose
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Hypomagnesemia
1
Shaking
1
Kidney Stones
1
Dry Mouth
1
Mir
Weight Gain
7
Burning
3
Dizziness
2
Fainting
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
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Weight Gain
MIL
Mir
6
7
Burning
MIL
Mir
4
3
Runny Nose
MIL
Mir
1
0
Loss of Appetite
MIL
Mir
1
0
Shortness of Breath
MIL
Mir
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
MIL
Mir
1
1
Hypomagnesemia
MIL
Mir
1
0
Shaking
MIL
Mir
1
1
Kidney Stones
MIL
Mir
1
0
Dry Mouth
MIL
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
MIL
7
6
Burning
Mir
MIL
3
4
Dizziness
Mir
MIL
2
0
Fainting
Mir
MIL
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
MIL
1
1
Shaking
Mir
MIL
1
1
Paralysis
Mir
MIL
1
0
Stroke
Mir
MIL
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
MIL
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
MIL
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 Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Dosages
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Suspension: , 7.75%, 2400 mg/10 mL, 400 mg/5 mL, 800 mg/5 mL
Concentrate: , 800 mg/5mL
Tablet: 311 mg
Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Magnesium Hydroxide
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between MILK OF Magnesia 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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