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Mucinex DM

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Mucinex DM, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 7.6% 6.3% 67.1% 16.5% 2.5%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.3% 3.8% 70.5% 11.5% 12.8%
Blood Pressure 1.3% 3.8% 88.5% 5.1% 1.3%
Breathing 3.8% 16.5% 48.1% 21.5% 10.1%
Confidence 1.3% 3.8% 91% 1.3% 2.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.8% 5.1% 66.7% 19.2% 5.1%
Digestion 3.8% 6.4% 74.4% 12.8% 2.6%
Emotional Well-being 3.8% 6.4% 74.4% 12.8% 2.6%
Energy 5.1% 5.1% 56.4% 24.4% 9%
Eyesight 0% 3.8% 84.6% 7.7% 3.8%
Memory 1.3% 5.1% 85.9% 6.4% 1.3%
Mental Clarity 3.8% 3.8% 74.4% 15.4% 2.6%
Pain 2.6% 6.4% 74.4% 11.5% 5.1%
Patience 2.6% 3.8% 88.5% 3.8% 1.3%
Sexual Health 2.6% 1.3% 87.2% 6.4% 2.6%
Skin Complexion 1.3% 2.6% 92.3% 2.6% 1.3%
Sleep 5.1% 11.4% 40.5% 27.8% 15.2%
Stress Level 3.8% 6.3% 75.9% 10.1% 3.8%
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Commonly Reported Mucinex DM Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 92.3% 0% 7.7% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 94.1% 1.5% 1.5% 0% 2.9%
Anxiety 75% 9.6% 3.8% 3.8% 7.7%
Appetite Loss 50% 12.5% 12.5% 16.7% 8.3%
Blurred Vision 88.2% 7.8% 3.9% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 80.8% 3.8% 9.6% 3.8% 1.9%
Cold Symptoms 84.1% 6.8% 4.5% 2.3% 2.3%
Concentration / Focus Problems 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Confusion 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Cough 85.7% 0% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Depression 95.5% 2.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 77.2% 5.3% 5.3% 8.8% 3.5%
Dizziness 70.8% 5.6% 8.3% 8.3% 6.9%
Drowsiness 74.6% 8.5% 8.5% 3.4% 5.1%
Dry Mouth 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 92.3% 0% 0% 7.7% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 69.2% 15.4% 15.4% 0% 0%
Excitability 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 65.3% 11.1% 11.1% 6.9% 5.6%
Fever 97.7% 2.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 77.3% 6.8% 11.4% 4.5% 0%
Headache 75% 11.1% 2.8% 6.9% 4.2%
Insomnia 75% 3.8% 13.5% 5.8% 1.9%
Irregular Heartbeat 90.9% 2.3% 4.5% 0% 2.3%
Itching 91.7% 0% 4.2% 4.2% 0%
Mood Swings 86.4% 11.4% 2.3% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 2.3% 2.3%
Nausea 80.9% 5.9% 8.8% 4.4% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 86.7% 6.7% 0% 3.3% 3.3%
Sensitivity to Light 89.5% 3.5% 5.3% 1.8% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 95.5% 2.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 95% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Slow Breathing 93.3% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 0%
Sneezing 93% 2.3% 4.7% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 77.3% 4.5% 6.8% 9.1% 2.3%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Watery Eyes 93.3% 0% 6.7% 0% 0%
White Patches in Mouth 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Mucinex DM Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 80% 0% 6.7% 13.3% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 69.2% 7.7% 7.7% 15.4% 0%
Appetite Loss 85.7% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 0%
Back Pain 85% 0% 5% 5% 5%
Blurred Vision 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Brain Damage 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Bruising 92.3% 0% 0% 7.7% 0%
Confusion 81% 14.3% 0% 4.8% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 53.8% 23.1% 7.7% 15.4% 0%
Depression 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Fainting 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 93.3% 0% 0% 6.7% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 80% 6.7% 10% 0% 3.3%
Insomnia 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 92.9% 0% 7.1% 0% 0%
Itching 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 86.7% 0% 3.3% 3.3% 6.7%
Lightheadedness 62.5% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 4.2%
Loss of Consciousness 93.3% 3.3% 0% 0% 3.3%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Nervousness 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Numbing Sensation 90% 6.7% 3.3% 0% 0%
Out of Body Experiences 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Paranoia 90% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 3.3%
Redness 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 95.2% 0% 0% 0% 4.8%
Seizures 96.7% 0% 0% 3.3% 0%
Slurred Speech 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 90% 6.7% 0% 0% 3.3%
Tingling Sensations 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 96.3% 0% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
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Episodes since taking Mucinex DM
Since taking Mucinex DM Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.4%
Hospitalization 1.4%
Seizure 1.4%
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User Comments about Mucinex DM
09 Jul 2015 Taking the "Maxium Strength" Mucinex DM and didn't feel much relief at all, felt congested and had runny nose all the time and didn't cough up much phlegm. Not sure what works better but felt I wasted $25 for buying both the day & night maximum strength versions.
   —Posted by Wukong543
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16 May 2015 The mucinex dm helped with the congestion, and loosened the phlegm, and made me cough and blow my nose, but it also made me feel real bad all over, with increased anxiety, nervousness, spaced out, blurred vision, feeling faint, lightheaded, no energy, weird uneasy feeling all over.
   —Posted by cvoor
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20 Feb 2015 I took nighttime for 10 days no noticeable problems then I took 1 mucinex nighttime with fever for 3 nights and got extremely dizzy nauseous feelings equilibrium was off I went to doctor no sinus infection still over a week later my eyesight seems off and I get waves of dizziness very slight but upsetting....
   —Posted by Dotbronx
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30 Dec 2014 I was asked to take MucinexDM after reporting to my MD chest congestion with productive cough (white blobs of mucus) that mostly wouldn't come up. It dried up the mucus right away. However, an hour after taking my first dose of 2 tablets, my body, beginjning with face and spreading downward over my entire body, turned sunburn/bright red with an intense burning sensation. I drank a lot of water and gradually the symptoms subsided. I'm not sure what it interacted with, but I suspect it might by my 60 mg. daily dose of generic Cymbalta--an antidepressant, but not an MAOI. I'm going to call my 24-hour pharmacy to determine if it is safe to take my 30 mg. Restoril/Temazepam sleeping med or to take my Cymbalta in the AM. Scared the hell out of me.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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19 Jun 2014 Everyone catches a cold once in a while. One of the most common diseases is cough and cold. Generally when you catch a cold you do not see a doctor to get a prescribed drug. Instead you look for over the counter drugs and home based remedies. But if it is a bad cold which results into chest congestion then the home based remedies might not be enough. The best over the counter drug for a severe cold is Mucinex DM. - See more at: http://coughexpectorantguide.com/#sthash.0KQ2S0fS.dpuf
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