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Review: could Mucinex cause Loss of appetite?

Summary: Loss of appetite 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 Pain.

We study 4,761 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 5,818 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 381,841 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 4,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 87 people (1.85%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.02% of all the 381,338 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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  • I have no desire for food, even though I do get hungry along with anxiety and major depression

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  • Hypertension, colitis, appetite decrease occurred following second biweekly treatment. No recovery following a total of four treatments. Pt has GAD 65 and P/QType calcium channel antibodies. Results to level of antibodies is currently outstanding in lab.

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