Bronchitis

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What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis is defined as a lower respiratory tract infection, to distinguish this condition from common colds and other upper respiratory ailments. Bronchitis refers specifically to infections causing inflammation in the bronchial airways.

Common symptoms reported by people with bronchitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bronchitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
bronchitis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
bronchitis (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (8) Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Insomnia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
bronchitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Insomnia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
bronchitis (7)

Data from patients with bronchitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bronchitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Loose bowel movements 2 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
bronchitis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 6 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
bronchitis (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Chronic constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision fibromyalgia 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Insomnia (8) Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Dry mouth 30 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sedation 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Insomnia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Arthralgia Dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
bronchitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Hallucinations
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bronchitis (7)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bronchitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bronchitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 54
30s 105
40s 142
50s 167
60s 107
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 102
20-29 years 55
30-39 years 34
40-49 years 44
50-59 years 18
60-69 years 10
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 308
Not Diagnosed 27

These charts show data from bronchitis patients who have completed their condition history
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