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Review: could Mucinex cause Skin rash (Rashes)?

We study 4,764 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 227 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Mucinex

Mucinex (latest outcomes from 5,824 users) has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 971,462 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 4,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 227 people (4.77%) have Skin Rash.

Trend of Skin rash in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash92.86%7.14%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Mucinex * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash70.11%29.89%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Mucinex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%1.49%1.49%3.96%4.95%9.41%32.18%46.53%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Mucinex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cough (36 people, 15.86%)
  2. Sinusitis (30 people, 13.22%)
  3. Metastatic neoplasm (17 people, 7.49%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (17 people, 7.49%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 6.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (82 people, 36.12%)
  2. Lasix (57 people, 25.11%)
  3. Fosamax (45 people, 19.82%)
  4. Zometa (41 people, 18.06%)
  5. Levaquin (41 people, 18.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Rash/patches on arms, legs, and breast area

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Rash first noticed Sunday morning. Was taking coq10 for at least 10 years. In past 5 yrs had added 50 mg ubiquinol taken concurrently with the coq10 due to the fact that the coq10 allegedly cannot be converted by one my age. Current dose was: 400mg + 200 mg ubiquinol twice a day with food and water. Changed brands of coq10 and added the ubiqinol twice a day as coq10 seemed to have become ineffective nad I had reasons to believe I had very low coq10 levels in my body as gums bled if teeth flossed and I had had a several months duration hyperthyroid episode from last Summer until about January.[All of the hyperthyroid symptoms subsided by January.

    One week into the ubiquinol enhanced coq10 protocol I had a little itching on my left leg. Two days later I noticed what looked like it might be a cluster of tiny insect bits on the left leg along the crest of the tibia. I thought maybe insects from an old, infirm dog with an eye infection I had been patting on Saturday afternoon had attacked my leg. Within a day the redness grew greater and 4 focal areas on rash emerged lower tibia 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. On the evening of the second day itching began on the right lower leg and a similar but more diffuse rash appeared more lateral than on the left leg location. So far the right leg rash is confined to discrete spots of redness that do not meld together like the rash on the left leg. There is a small amount of itching on both legs but not a lot. I do not know for sure if the rash is form the dog or from the coq10/ubiquinol. I was about to discontinue the coq10 just before the rash started, as I thought I was not able to convert it due to my age. I had planned to continue only the ubiquinol. Since the rash could be from these substances, though, I am discontinuing both of them for at least 3 days to see what happens.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Dry, red, bumpy rash. Mostly on face, neck and upper body.

    Reply

    SpaceMan on Sep, 1, 2014:

    Male 43 White, also with scaly bumpy red rash started in shins, completely surrounded lower legs in two years time, started after I turned 40 and using Oxycodone 120 mg per day for four years. Now into 7th year, interfering with ambulation, massive foot and ankle swelling, developed idiopathic pulmonary hypertension over last 12 months with tricuspid valve failure.

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