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Sinusitis and Mucinex

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Sinusitis Symptoms and Causes

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of Sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute Sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic Sinusitis.

Symptoms of Sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses Sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Mucinex Side Effects

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Nausea (159)
Feeling Abnormal (156)
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Hallucination (119)
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Insomnia (108)
Anxiety (107)
Vomiting (84)
Hypertension (73)
Confusional State (68)
Loss Of Consciousness (63)
Haemoptysis (62)
Tremor (55)
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Somnolence (46)
Palpitations (43)
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Off Label Use (38)
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Disorientation (35)
Urticaria (34)
Fatigue (34)
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Recent Reviews

I took Mucinex DM 1200mg once at 10:30 pm and again at 10:30 am. By noon I wasnt functional at all, I had severe loss of focus, my eyes were dilated, and I was really slow, on top of the usual side effects of being jittery and nauseous. Since

I am having a horrible experience with this drug (Mucinex DM). Certainly it 'loosens mucous' in my bronchial tubes, but it then seems to pump fluids into my lungs at an alarming rate, and I must force agressive

I took mucinex dm maximum strength last night around 2:30 am because i couldn't stop coughing and it the cough wasn't letting me go to sleep..someone from the pharmacy at walgreens recommended it..anyways around 6:30 am i started

<span style='color: #808080;'>I would like to share my experience with anyone that can read this.I have Fibromyalgia.I use guaifenesin to expell all the calcium phosphates from my body.I have been taking it over 6 years.Mucinex pretty much has

I started taking MuccinexD yesterday. I didnt know if it was just me being sick or if it was the medicine until I called the on call doctor. I got bad diarreah, and everytime I got up I felt dizzy and almost outside myself. It

Liquid Poop... took just ONE pill at 1:00pm and on the toilet 4 times already and it has only been 2 hours since i took it... i sure hope this goes away. Well i know the bottle is cause I'm not taking it again. It's fu

<strong>I have COPD/emphysema... and a few months ago I used Mucinex to try and help clear me up but, I didn't know at that time..it only made it worse. I was taken to ER. Just last week I started having trouble breathing and coughin up the gar

1st time taking Musinex DM. On a red eye flight. Worst experience ever. About 2 hrs. of taking this Musinex DM I woke up with tingling all over my body, sweating profusely, nausa, and can't think clean.. It lasted around 9 hours. I prayed for this da

38 yr old female within a few hours after taking mucinex d i began feeling frusterated, impatient,aggitated, short tempered, and felt overall not myself. i had to put my 1 and 3 year olds to bed early to avoid them dealing with m

42 y.o. female, no medical hx. of urinary incontinence until the use of Mucinex D 1200mg po bid. Resolved after med. being discontinued.

Does Rhinopront used in treating sinusitis? is it effective.

Elderly patient with IT and massive mastoid sinusitis being treated with vancomycin/cipro IV duo. Side effects???

I decided to treat it from the root and found out that a disfunctional adrenal gland or thyroid may cause the allergic reaction (allergic rhinitis and sinusitis). Docotors usually prescribe steroids and /or anti-histamines.. but really what they shou

I had a bad reaction to Bactrim in 1987-I still don't have my health back. Now I have asthma and sinusitis, chemical sensitivities and immune problems. Don't take this killer drug under ANY circumstances.

I had Rovamycine many times after dentist work, as I have mitral stenosis, (Valvotomy). Also I used it for my sinusitis, sore thoat (strep throat). I found especially good for my heart, as I cannot use penicillin at all (allergy)

I have been battling with some chronic sinusitis (Dr's still don't know if its bacterial or allergic) - so I was instructed to use Mucinex with Afrin at night. I took 2 small drops of Afrin in each nostirl, and 1 Mucinex D tablet and had a horrible r

I have been sick with allergies/asthma/sinusitis for over a week and when I took Mucinex DM I made sure to read the label carefully. My carton said to take 1 every 12 hours and no more than 2 in 24 hours. After taking the first pill it had no effect

I have sinusitis and I have lysomucil 600mg inthe house. Can i take this for my blocked sinuses, will it help? Thankyou

I started experiencing severe sinus headaches in the frontal sinus gland about 1 day after starting Restasis. I went to the doctor and they said it was sinusitis but none of the meds they gave me seemed to relieve the pain. My head is sore to the t

I started Lisinopril 40MG and Metoprolol 50MG almost two years ago. I have had chronic sinusitis for 30 years so when things starting getting bad I was not sure if it was the medication or my sinus problems because I could no longer take decongest

Sinusitis Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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