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Review: could Mucinex cause Pneumonia?

We study 4,762 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 (latest outcomes from 5,820 users) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 758,422 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 4,762 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 417 people (8.76%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.06% of all the 753,113 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

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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  • For the last 3 years in the spring, I have developed a severe cough and peripheral edema. I was hospitalized for this 2 years ago when the cough wouldn't resolve and the edema became cellulitis. Antibiotics help with the cough, but the edema persists. Never had this so late in the year, usually resolved by now.

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