First 2 or 3 times I ended up in the hospital being treated for a colon infection. I thought it was a coincidence. I was even scheduled for surgery once they cleared up the infection. The thinking was, after treating me for diverticulosis with 7 hospitalizations in 5 years called for a resection. The day before the surgery was to take place, a colonoscopy showed that I had nothing wrong with my colon ( just as all of the previous ones had indicated,but I had all the sypmtoms so they insisted that is what it was)) I have lived in Fla. for 3 years now and have not had the allergy porblems I had up north, so I did not need MucinexDM for the last three years. With all of the rain, my allergies were congesting me, so I decided to try it again. Guess what... I woke up this morning with severe pain, just like every time when the "divertocuilosis" was developing before. I took some mag. citrate and cleaned everything out and the pain went away. It HAS to be more that a coinecidence, but I wonder if anyone else has had this?
Hello jeeper270, & welcome to the site. I apologize that no one has answered your question as of yet. I am giving you the link below to read about this drug. Listed in the side effects are less serious side effects, & upset stomach & nausea are lised. It sounds like he will need something new. I have severe allegries, & use a product called Azestaline. It's non-steroidal nose spray by prescription only. Two sprays in each nostril every 12 hours is all it takes, & no more gunk or sneezing, coughing etc.. Asteline is the name brand, but has recently gone generic. It has a tendancy to dry you out a bit, but a little vasoline on a Q-tip before bed in each nostril helps with this tremndously.This was a trick an retired allergy doctor taught me years ago, & it works wonders. While you are sleeping it gets a chance to coat the sinuses. Don't use a lot, & use the other end of the Q-tip for each nostril or a new one as you can spread an infection of the sinus from one side to the other. Wishing you both well...
- Mucinex DM Information for Consumers
- Mucinex DM Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mucinex DM (detailed)
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