Mucinex and Swollen tongue - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Swollen tongue is found among people who take Mucinex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Mucinex and have Swollen tongue. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 22,154 people who have side effects when taking Mucinex from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On Jun, 30, 2022

22,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Mucinex.
Among them, 92 people (0.42%) have Swollen tongue.

What is Mucinex?

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. eHealthMe is studying from 23,687 Mucinex users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue (swelling of tongue) is found to be associated with 2,046 drugs and 1,569 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Mucinex and Swollen tongue reports submitted per year:

Could Mucinex cause Swollen tongue?

Time on Mucinex when people have Swollen tongue *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Swollen tongue when taking Mucinex *:

  • female: 73.33 %
  • male: 26.67 %

Age of people who have Swollen tongue when taking Mucinex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.06 %
  • 20-29: 1.27 %
  • 30-39: 10.13 %
  • 40-49: 8.86 %
  • 50-59: 34.18 %
  • 60+: 40.51 %

Common drugs people take besides Mucinex *:

  1. Nexium: 13 people, 14.13%
  2. Prilosec: 13 people, 14.13%
  3. Aspirin: 11 people, 11.96%
  4. Zometa: 11 people, 11.96%
  5. Premarin: 10 people, 10.87%
  6. Metronidazole: 10 people, 10.87%
  7. Vicodin: 10 people, 10.87%
  8. Singulair: 9 people, 9.78%
  9. Levothyroxine Sodium: 9 people, 9.78%
  10. Guaifenesin: 9 people, 9.78%

Common side effects people have besides Swollen tongue *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 23 people, 25.00%
  2. Rashes (redness): 19 people, 20.65%
  3. Swallowing Difficulty: 18 people, 19.57%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 17 people, 18.48%
  5. Diarrhea: 13 people, 14.13%
  6. Pain: 12 people, 13.04%
  7. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 12 people, 13.04%
  8. Nasal Discharge (discharge from nose): 12 people, 13.04%
  9. Asthma: 12 people, 13.04%
  10. Weakness: 11 people, 11.96%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 9 people, 9.78%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 6 people, 6.52%
  3. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx): 4 people, 4.35%
  4. Asthma: 4 people, 4.35%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 4 people, 4.35%
  6. Sleep Disorder: 4 people, 4.35%
  7. Productive Cough: 4 people, 4.35%
  8. Bone Neoplasm Malignant (cancer of bone): 3 people, 3.26%
  9. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 3 people, 3.26%
  10. Pain: 3 people, 3.26%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Mucinex and have Swollen tongue?

Check whether Swollen tongue is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on guaifenesin (the active ingredients of Mucinex) and Mucinex (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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