Mucinex and Irregular heartbeat - from FDA reports


Summary

Irregular heartbeat is found among people who take Mucinex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Cough . We study 9,781 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA. Among them, 158 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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)

Irregular Heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,355 Irregular heartbeat patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

9,781 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex.
Among them, 158 people (1.62%) have Irregular Heartbeat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mucinex cause Irregular heartbeat?

Time on Mucinex when people have Irregular Heartbeat *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Mucinex *:

  • female: 68.71 %
  • male: 31.29 %

Age of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Mucinex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.71 %
  • 20-29: 8.55 %
  • 30-39: 5.98 %
  • 40-49: 17.95 %
  • 50-59: 21.37 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Cough (13 people, 8.23%)
  • Depression (11 people, 6.96%)
  • Respiratory Tract Congestion (7 people, 4.43%)
  • Asthma (7 people, 4.43%)
  • Hypothyroidism (6 people, 3.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (43 people, 27.22%)
  • Lisinopril (29 people, 18.35%)
  • Albuterol (29 people, 18.35%)
  • Lipitor (26 people, 16.46%)
  • Levaquin (24 people, 15.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 27.85%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (40 people, 25.32%)
  • Nausea (35 people, 22.15%)
  • Dizziness (33 people, 20.89%)
  • Fatigue (32 people, 20.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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