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Mucinex DM

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4.3  Effectiveness
5.7  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

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Effectiveness of Mucinex DM by Condition
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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
Excitability 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 84.1% 6.8% 4.5% 2.3% 2.3%
Appetite Loss 50% 12.5% 12.5% 16.7% 8.3%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 69.2% 15.4% 15.4% 0% 0%
Headache 75% 11.1% 2.8% 6.9% 4.2%
Skin Rash 95% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Gas 77.3% 6.8% 11.4% 4.5% 0%
Fatigue 65.3% 11.1% 11.1% 6.9% 5.6%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 95.5% 2.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 89.5% 3.5% 5.3% 1.8% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Mood Swings 86.4% 11.4% 2.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 88.2% 7.8% 3.9% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 80.8% 3.8% 9.6% 3.8% 1.9%
Sexual Dysfunction 95.5% 2.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 77.3% 4.5% 6.8% 9.1% 2.3%
White Patches in Mouth 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Confusion 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Fever 97.7% 2.3% 0% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 86.7% 6.7% 0% 3.3% 3.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 90.9% 2.3% 4.5% 0% 2.3%
Slow Breathing 93.3% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 0%
Anxiety 75% 9.6% 3.8% 3.8% 7.7%
Drowsiness 74.6% 8.5% 8.5% 3.4% 5.1%
Cough 85.7% 0% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Nausea 80.9% 5.9% 8.8% 4.4% 0%
Dry Mouth 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Dizziness 70.8% 5.6% 8.3% 8.3% 6.9%
Dry Nose 92.3% 0% 0% 7.7% 0%
Abdominal Pain 92.3% 0% 7.7% 0% 0%
Itching 91.7% 0% 4.2% 4.2% 0%
Sneezing 93% 2.3% 4.7% 0% 0%
Insomnia 75% 3.8% 13.5% 5.8% 1.9%
Allergic Reaction 94.1% 1.5% 1.5% 0% 2.9%
Watery Eyes 93.3% 0% 6.7% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 2.3% 2.3%
Diarrhea 77.2% 5.3% 5.3% 8.8% 3.5%
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Less Commonly Reported Mucinex DM Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 69.2% 7.7% 7.7% 15.4% 0%
Reduced Libido 95.2% 0% 0% 0% 4.8%
Appetite Loss 85.7% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 80% 0% 6.7% 13.3% 0%
Lightheadedness 62.5% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 4.2%
Numbing Sensation 90% 6.7% 3.3% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 86.7% 0% 3.3% 3.3% 6.7%
Paranoia 90% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 3.3%
Tingling Sensations 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Seizures 96.7% 0% 0% 3.3% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 53.8% 23.1% 7.7% 15.4% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Dry Skin 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 80% 6.7% 10% 0% 3.3%
Muscle Cramping 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 92.9% 0% 7.1% 0% 0%
Confusion 81% 14.3% 0% 4.8% 0%
High Blood Pressure 93.3% 0% 0% 6.7% 0%
Blurred Vision 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Vomiting 96.3% 0% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Fainting 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Out of Body Experiences 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Back Pain 85% 0% 5% 5% 5%
Sweating 90% 6.7% 0% 0% 3.3%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Loss of Consciousness 93.3% 3.3% 0% 0% 3.3%
Redness 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Brain Damage 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Bruising 92.3% 0% 0% 7.7% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 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.
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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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