Miralax vs Probiotic

Miralax
(OTC)
Probiotic
(OTC)
Miralax is a laxative.
Probiotic is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.7
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Constipation
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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February 18, 1999
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
98,589 Discussions
180,534 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 IBS
#2 for Diarrhea
#3 for Candida
#4 for Constipation
#6 for Bloating
#7 for Thrush
Our data suggest that some patients take Probiotic for IBS, Gastrointestinal Gas, Candida, Constipation, Yeast Infection, Thrush and Ulcerative Colitis, although this is not an approved use. In addition, it is approved for Diarrhea and Bloating.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mir
Weight Gain
6
Burning
3
Dizziness
2
Fainting
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Palpitations
1
Pro
UTI
7
Weight Gain
6
Runny Nose
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Numbness
1
Tingling
1
Fainting
1
Cystic Acne
1
Trauma
1
Feeling Hyper
1
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Weight Gain
Mir
Pro
6
6
Burning
Mir
Pro
3
0
Dizziness
Mir
Pro
2
0
Fainting
Mir
Pro
2
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Pro
1
1
Shaking
Mir
Pro
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Pro
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Pro
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Pro
1
0
Palpitations
Mir
Pro
1
0
UTI
Pro
Mir
7
0
Weight Gain
Pro
Mir
6
6
Runny Nose
Pro
Mir
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Mir
1
1
Numbness
Pro
Mir
1
0
Tingling
Pro
Mir
1
0
Fainting
Pro
Mir
1
2
Cystic Acne
Pro
Mir
1
0
Trauma
Pro
Mir
1
0
Feeling Hyper
Pro
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.
There may be a negative interaction between Probiotic and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Capsule: 5 billion cell, 15 billion cell, 20 billion cell, 3 billion cell, 10 billion cell
Tablet: 3 billion cell
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Lactobacillus combination no.21/Bifidobacterium combo no.6, Lactobacillus combination no.10, L.acidoph & paracasei;b.lactis, Lactobacillus Acidophilus/Bifidobacterium Animalis, Lactobacillus combination no.11, L. rhamnosus a-191/L. acidophilus/B. breve/B. longum, Lactobacillus combo no.4, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, B. breve/L. acidophilus/L. rhamnosus/S. thermophilus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Gg
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Miralax and Probiotic: 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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