Could Mucinex cause A-fib - from FDA reports
A-fib is found among people who take Mucinex, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 9,781 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA. Among them, 174 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 11,112 users)
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,451 A-fib patients).
On Dec, 20, 2016
9,781 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex.
Among them, 174 people (1.78%) have A-fib
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Mucinex when people have A-fib *:
- < 1 month: 75 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Mucinex *:
- female: 47.09 %
- male: 52.91 %
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Mucinex *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 4.83 %
- 30-39: 0.69 %
- 40-49: 6.21 %
- 50-59: 9.66 %
- 60+: 78.62 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (24 people, 13.79%)
- Diabetes (14 people, 8.05%)
- Metastatic Neoplasm (13 people, 7.47%)
- Hypersensitivity (13 people, 7.47%)
- Breast Cancer Metastatic (13 people, 7.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (88 people, 50.57%)
- Levaquin (69 people, 39.66%)
- Digoxin (68 people, 39.08%)
- Aspirin (68 people, 39.08%)
- Coumadin (60 people, 34.48%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Breathing Difficulty (75 people, 43.10%)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (73 people, 41.95%)
- Cardiac Failure Congestive (71 people, 40.80%)
- Pneumonia (66 people, 37.93%)
- Pain (63 people, 36.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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