Metamucil vs Miralax

Metamucil
(OTC)
Miralax
(OTC)
Metamucil is a laxative.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.9
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 + -
71,839 Discussions
98,678 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
#3 for Diarrhea
#4 for Bloating
Metamucil is approved for Constipation, Gastrointestinal Gas, Diarrhea and Bloating and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for IBS, although it is not approved for this condition.
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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Met
Numbness
1
Acne
1
Bruise
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Blood Clots
1
Common Cold
1
Heart Disease
1
Hypoglycemia
1
Neuropathy
1
Joint Pain
1
Mir
Weight Gain
5
Burning
2
Dizziness
1
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Palpitations
1
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Metamucil
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Numbness
Met
Mir
1
0
Acne
Met
Mir
1
0
Bruise
Met
Mir
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Mir
1
1
Blood Clots
Met
Mir
1
0
Common Cold
Met
Mir
1
0
Heart Disease
Met
Mir
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Met
Mir
1
0
Neuropathy
Met
Mir
1
0
Joint Pain
Met
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Met
5
0
Burning
Mir
Met
2
0
Dizziness
Mir
Met
1
0
Fainting
Mir
Met
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Met
1
1
Shaking
Mir
Met
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Met
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Met
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Met
1
0
Palpitations
Mir
Met
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 Metamucil 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 Metamucil 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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Powder: , 30.9%, 48.57%, 58.6%, 3.4 gram/5.4 gram
Packet: , 58.6%
Capsule: 0.52 gram
Wafer: 1.7 g
Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Psyllium Seed , Psyllium Husk , Psyllium Seed/Dextrose , Psyllium Seed/Sucrose , Psyllium Husk/Sucrose , Inulin , Psyllium Husk/Aspartame , Psyllium Seed/Aspartame
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Metamucil 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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