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Review: could Mucinex cause Loss of appetite?

We study 4,763 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Mucinex

Mucinex (latest outcomes from 5,822 users) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) (latest reports from 385,763 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 4,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 87 people (1.83%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.02% of all the 385,317 people who have Loss Of Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of appetite in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have Loss of appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of appetite100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Mucinex * :

FemaleMale
Loss of appetite60.00%40.00%

Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Mucinex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of appetite0.00%0.00%1.27%2.53%1.27%22.78%10.13%62.03%

Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Mucinex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of appetite0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (5 people, 5.75%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (4 people, 4.60%)
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (4 people, 4.60%)
  4. Muscle spasms (4 people, 4.60%)
  5. Cough (4 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (35 people, 40.23%)
  2. Digoxin (34 people, 39.08%)
  3. Albuterol (31 people, 35.63%)
  4. Lasix (22 people, 25.29%)
  5. Furosemide (20 people, 22.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    karlee on Jul, 23, 2014:

    54 yr old Northern Virginia mom ,wife business owner.I was diagnosed with migraines ,fibromyalgia 10 yrs ago. I HAVE LOOKED FOR ANSWERS ever since. My disease has progressed,changing my life so much.I have not found the cure for my condition. Most of the drugs I have used cause other symptoms,I have tried them all. I am about to start treating my fibromyalgia with quaifenesin. Any advice,would be welcome.

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