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Review: could Mucinex cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Mucinex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Albuterol, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 4,761 people who have side effects while taking Mucinex from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,536 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 4,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex. Among them, 61 people (1.30%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 520,670 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Mucinex reports

Time on Mucinex when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain63.49%36.51%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%2.38%2.38%16.67%33.33%23.81%21.43%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Mucinex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (13 people, 21.31%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 19.67%)
  3. Asthma (10 people, 16.39%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (9 people, 14.75%)
  5. Pain (9 people, 14.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (20 people, 32.79%)
  2. Azithromycin (18 people, 29.51%)
  3. Furosemide (18 people, 29.51%)
  4. Prilosec (16 people, 26.23%)
  5. Lyrica (16 people, 26.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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