Could Mucinex cause A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

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 8,504 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA. Among them, 169 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Mucinex

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 11,107 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,407 A-fib patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

8,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex.
Among them, 169 people (1.99%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mucinex cause A-fib?

Time on Mucinex when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

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

  • female: 47.9 %
  • male: 52.1 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.71 %
  • 40-49: 6.43 %
  • 50-59: 9.29 %
  • 60+: 78.57 %

Severity of A-fib **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (88 people, 52.07%)
  • Levaquin (69 people, 40.83%)
  • Aspirin (69 people, 40.83%)
  • Digoxin (68 people, 40.24%)
  • Coumadin (60 people, 35.50%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Mucinex, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (23 people, 13.61%)
  • Diabetes (14 people, 8.28%)
  • Metastatic Neoplasm (13 people, 7.69%)
  • Hypersensitivity (13 people, 7.69%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (13 people, 7.69%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (73 people, 43.20%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (73 people, 43.20%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (71 people, 42.01%)
  • Pneumonia (65 people, 38.46%)
  • Pain (63 people, 37.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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