Has anyone had any side effects when taking carbocisteine or mucadyne?

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hi , ive been told to take 6 aday of carbosysteine and since then ive been extremely breathless ,even when ive cut them down to 4 or2 a day , i was told there ARE NO side effects with them ,,, any comments appreciated ,

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    Researching for you I have found these common and less common side effects across most sites

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    Managing Side Effects

    Applies to carbocysteine: chewable tablets

    Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

    Diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.

    Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking carbocysteine: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the stools; irregular heartbeat; symptoms of low blood sugar (eg, dizziness, drowsiness, fainting, weakness, increased hunger, increased sweating, headache, chills, tremors); vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds.

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    Hi Nanny1086,

    If you think it's the tablets which are causing you some problems, then it would be best to speak to your own local doctor or pharmacist or nurse, and get their informed advice which would be more personalized to your condition. That way, the correct information or advice could be given to you. I can't possibly do that to help.

    However, from my point of view, the meds have proved to be very beneficial to me, although they did take a little while to adjust to me, (or for me to adjust to them)!! As we are all so very different from each other, there has to be some degree of variation in the way our medicines work too. Considering all other medicines that each of us takes, there are bound to be some people who feel differently while taking certain tablets, to the effects they might have on somebody else. Having rambled on, I mainly just intended the first part of this message, so hope you got the gist somewhere along this lengthy path. I don't think you should just ignore it, and hope for the best, it would be advisable to speak to your own medics. Good Luck, and I hope something will help you with the problem soon.

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      hi GEORGIO , thanks for replying i appreciate everyones comments , ive just made an appointment to see my gp on monday and ill discuss carbosisteine and my other medications .

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    hi there,

    I was put on these tabs in hospital just under 3 years ago - had no side effects at all -6 a day to start with & when chest was clearer 4 a day - if i feel my chest is clogged & harder to move i up it to 6 a day for a couple of weeks - have a word with doc,doesn,t sound like these tabs are the problem - good luck

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      Hi Sally thanks for replying , aswell as the carbosisteine ive been given another BP tablet to take so it could be that causing the problems ,ive just made an appointment to see my GP on monday , i was just trying to avoid another doctors appointment ,

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