Miralax vs Pedia Lax

Miralax
(OTC)
Pedia Lax
(OTC)
Miralax is a laxative.
Pedia Lax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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February 18, 1999
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
98,678 Discussions
445 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Pedia Lax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mir
Weight Gain
7
Burning
3
Dizziness
2
Fainting
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
Ped
Fever
5
Runny Nose
5
Weight Gain
4
Dehydration
3
Seizures
3
Fainting
3
Shaking
3
Burning
3
Loss of Appetite
3
Appendicitis
1
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Miralax
Mir
Pedia Lax
Ped
Weight Gain
Mir
Ped
7
4
Burning
Mir
Ped
3
3
Dizziness
Mir
Ped
2
0
Fainting
Mir
Ped
2
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Ped
1
0
Shaking
Mir
Ped
1
3
Paralysis
Mir
Ped
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Ped
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Ped
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Ped
1
0
Fever
Ped
Mir
5
0
Runny Nose
Ped
Mir
5
0
Weight Gain
Ped
Mir
4
7
Dehydration
Ped
Mir
3
0
Seizures
Ped
Mir
3
0
Fainting
Ped
Mir
3
2
Shaking
Ped
Mir
3
1
Burning
Ped
Mir
3
3
Loss of Appetite
Ped
Mir
3
0
Appendicitis
Ped
Mir
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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C Category C
Before taking Miralax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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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Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Solution: 2.8 gram/2.7 mL
Tablet: 400 mg (170 mg)
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Glycerin, Magnesium Hydroxide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Miralax and Pedia Lax: 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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