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Review: could Mucinex cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

We study 4,764 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 147 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Mucinex and have A-fib >>>

Mucinex

Mucinex (latest outcomes from 5,824 users) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 389,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 4,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 147 people (3.09%) have A-fib.

Trend of A-fib in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Mucinex * :

FemaleMale
A-fib49.04%50.96%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Mucinex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%0.00%5.34%4.58%6.87%6.87%76.34%

Severity of A-fib when taking Mucinex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (25 people, 17.01%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (19 people, 12.93%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (12 people, 8.16%)
  4. Metastatic neoplasm (12 people, 8.16%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (12 people, 8.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (83 people, 56.46%)
  2. Aspirin (81 people, 55.10%)
  3. Levaquin (76 people, 51.70%)
  4. Digoxin (76 people, 51.70%)
  5. Coumadin (61 people, 41.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have A-fib while taking Mucinex?

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I took mucinex for a couple of day as I had a very bad cold, now I have my period and woke up with an on and off womb pain.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Incidence of heart flutter seems to be greater since starting Tikosyn

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • First in and out of AFIB 8 mo.ago, then continuous AFIB since then.
    On Micadis HCT 80/25 since 1997, then off until 2011 when replacing other BP med. with Micardis HCT 80/25

    Reply

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