Review: could Mucinex cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain is found among people who take Mucinex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old also take medication Albuterol, and have Hypertension . We study 4,826 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 5,919 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 82,979 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

4,826 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex.
Among them, 75 people (1.55%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mucinex cause Weight gain?

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Mucinex *:

  • female: 66.22 %
  • male: 33.78 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Mucinex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.89 %
  • 20-29: 1.89 %
  • 30-39: 7.55 %
  • 40-49: 33.96 %
  • 50-59: 22.64 %
  • 60+: 32.08 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Mucinex **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (13 people)
  • Hypertension (13 people)
  • Asthma (12 people)
  • Depression (11 people)
  • Pain (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (25 people)
  • Furosemide (18 people)
  • Flonase (17 people)
  • Azithromycin (17 people)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (17 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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