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
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
bronchitis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Delsym)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bronchitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bronchitis (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 (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
loose bowel movements
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
bronchitis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
ejaculation delayed ejaculation difficult 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant hunger crying 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
bronchitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bronchitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
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)
  • 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 5
20s 45
30s 112
40s 151
50s 190
60s 152
70+ 62

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 153
Female 564

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