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
15
Tried for
bronchitis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
bronchitis (12)
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
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
bronchitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription 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)

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

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (1)

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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation anxious mood 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
bronchitis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
loose bowel movements
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
bronchitis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
bronchitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sluggishness
Total evaluations
4
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)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness depressed mood 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty falling asleep
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (1)
  • 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 6
20s 50
30s 106
40s 155
50s 188
60s 141
70+ 58

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 152
Female 553

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