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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
bronchitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
bronchitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bronchitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

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)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation anxious mood 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bronchitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
bronchitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
flushing insomnia 10 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
bronchitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity)
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
bronchitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm sluggishness 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety attacks ejaculation delayed 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
sluggishness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
  • 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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 182 say bronchitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 43
30s 109
40s 149
50s 191
60s 155
70+ 69

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 155
Female 565

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