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Having Atrial Fibrillation. Is it safe to take mucinex?

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Dr. Preeti Parakh

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Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Is it safe to take mucinex if you have afib
Answered by Dr. Preeti Parakh 48 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes, it is safe. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic! By afib, I guess you are referring to Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Mucinex (guaifenesin) has no cardiac adverse effects and does not affect the heart rhythm. So it is absolutely safe for people with AFib. It may cause nausea and gastrointestinal upset in some people. Patients suffering from asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, smoker’s cough and porphyria should be cautious when taking Mucinex. Rarely, there may be formation of kidney stones after long term use. Apart from these, Mucinex is a very safe medicine. Hope this answers your query. Best wishes. Dr Preeti Parakh MD Psychiatry
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