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Can Mucinex be taken when diagnosed with heart murmur?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: I have a heart murmur and I know there's certain OTC medications I can't take like decongestants as they cause palpitations sometimes.. Is taking mucinex safe?

I've have some mucus in my throat with a light cough that I'm looking/hoping to solve with mucinex, if mucinex isn't safe, is there anything other OTC products I can take that is?
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
mucinex is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question,
Mucinex is safe. You want to avoid mucinex-D which has a decongestant in it. The medication in Mucinex is a mucolytic and helps break up mucus. It will not cause heart palpitations. Any medication or preparation that says decongestant should be avoided. I hope this works well for you.
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Dr. Robinson
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Brief Answer: mucinex is safe Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for your question, Mucinex is safe. You want to avoid mucinex-D which has a decongestant in it. The medication in Mucinex is a mucolytic and helps break up mucus. It will not cause heart palpitations. Any medication or preparation that says decongestant should be avoided. I hope this works well for you. Regards, Dr. Robinson