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Review: could Mucinex cause Dry eye?

Summary: Dry eye could be caused by Mucinex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 4,761 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Mucinex

Mucinex (latest outcomes from 5,818 users) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 56,149 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 4,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 36 people (0.76%) have Dry Eye. They amount to 0.06% of all the 56,107 people who have Dry Eye on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry eye in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have Dry eye * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eye100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dry eye when taking Mucinex * :

FemaleMale
Dry eye74.19%25.81%

Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Mucinex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%0.00%11.54%0.00%3.85%42.31%42.31%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Mucinex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dry eye ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (10 people, 27.78%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 25.00%)
  3. Back pain (8 people, 22.22%)
  4. Osteoporosis (8 people, 22.22%)
  5. Prostate cancer (8 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (18 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lorazepam (17 people, 47.22%)
  3. Tamoxifen citrate (16 people, 44.44%)
  4. Lupron (14 people, 38.89%)
  5. Oxycontin (14 people, 38.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • causes acute thirst and dehydration symptoms that I treat with water and ice between water intake. I have had a bout with a bulging disc in the past but this was quite different. I wasn't having any of these symptoms. I was very really good except I was having this drainage to my throat and ears. When I would cough, it was mostly nonproductive so that is why I took two Musinex DM tabs before bed with a full glass of water followed by orange juice and bread stick. Two hours before I had taken two vitamins C tabs for the first time in a month. After taking the pills and falling asleep, I woke with a back ache. I just thought I needed to increase my water, so I did. When I attempted to get up for the restroom from all the water, I was in acute back pain and it became such a struggle that I was using the furniture for support. No pain down the leg or foot. Such hard to turn over, stand up, or walk! It has been 10 hours and I am still having symptoms but not as severe, If I fall asleep and don't continue the water, the symptoms return.

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