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Review: could Mucinex cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia 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 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

We study 4,777 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 417 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Mucinex

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from 5,837 Mucinex users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 122,906 Pneumonia patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 4,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 417 people (8.73%) have Pneumonia.

Trend of Pneumonia in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia93.33%0.00%6.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Mucinex * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia55.19%44.81%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Mucinex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.88%3.22%6.43%21.35%68.13%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Mucinex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (62 people, 14.87%)
  2. Osteoporosis (53 people, 12.71%)
  3. Pain (37 people, 8.87%)
  4. Depression (35 people, 8.39%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (31 people, 7.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (164 people, 39.33%)
  2. Lasix (138 people, 33.09%)
  3. Albuterol (123 people, 29.50%)
  4. Prednisone (118 people, 28.30%)
  5. Zometa (113 people, 27.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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