Mucinex and 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 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

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 11,124 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 (latest reports from 157,486 A-fib patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

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:

Could Mucinex cause A-fib?

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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