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Review: could Mucinex cause Irregular heartbeat?

Summary: Irregular heartbeat could be caused by Mucinex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Cough.

We study 4,761 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 122 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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.

Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,863 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 4,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 122 people (2.59%) have Irregular Heartbeat. They amount to 0.04% of all the 310,415 people who have Irregular Heartbeat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irregular heartbeat in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have Irregular heartbeat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregular heartbeat77.78%0.00%11.11%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Irregular heartbeat66.17%33.83%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%0.85%7.69%8.55%11.11%27.35%44.44%

Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Mucinex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregular heartbeat0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cough (12 people, 9.84%)
  2. Depression (7 people, 5.74%)
  3. Respiratory tract congestion (6 people, 4.92%)
  4. Pain (5 people, 4.10%)
  5. Sinusitis (5 people, 4.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (52 people, 42.62%)
  2. Mucinex dm (48 people, 39.34%)
  3. Lisinopril (34 people, 27.87%)
  4. Albuterol (30 people, 24.59%)
  5. Lipitor (27 people, 22.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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